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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Miller Wilson

In memory of:

Private John Miller Wilson

June 13, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

420241

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)

Division:

16th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 10, 1890

Commemorated on Page 183 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Sp. Mem. H. 23.

Location:

RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (Transport Farm) is located 2 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Komenseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. The cemetery itself is located 1.2 Km along the Komenseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– This is a general view of the Aberfoyle War Memorial, Perthshire on which John wilson's name is commemorated.
  • Inscription– This is the inscription on the Aberfoyle War Memorial.  The 1901 Scottish Census shows the Wilson family living in Aberfoyle.  His father was called Archibald and his mother's name was Christina. Two brothers, Archibald (Arch.) & Gavin also served in the Canadian Army & are commemorated on the memorial as casualties.  John enlisted along with Archibald on 18/12/1914 at Winnipeg.  His occupation was a farmer.
  • Railway Dugouts Burial Ground– The Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery, located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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