Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Sidney Austin Cross

In memory of:

Driver William Sidney Austin Cross

April 24, 1915

Wimereux, France

Military Service


Service Number:

42664

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Field Artillery

Division:

3rd Bde.

Citation(s):

1914-15 Star

Additional Information


Born:

August 8, 1894
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlistment:

September 24, 1914
Valcartier, Québec

Only son of William and Alice M. M. Cross, of Vancouver, British Columbia. Driver Cross passed away at Rawal Pindi British General Hospital.

Commemorated on Page 11 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. E. 32A.

Location:

Wimereux is a small town situated about 5 kilometres north of Boulogne. From Boulogne take the A16 to Calais and come off at Junction 4. Take the road to Wimereux north, D242, for approximately 2 kilometres, following the road through the roundabout. Take the first turn on the left immediately after the roundabout and the WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY lies approximately 200 metres down this road on the left hand side. The Commonwealth War Graves are situated to the rear of the communal cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: CRABB TO CROSSLAND Microform Sequence 24; Volume Number 31829_B016733. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 168. Page 769 of 788.
  • Wimmereux Communal Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave Marker

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