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William Francis Drinkle

In memory of:

Sergeant William Francis Drinkle

September 27, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

180611

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

7th Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

August 4, 1897
Manchester, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

November 15, 1915
Victoria, British Columbia

Son of William F. Drinkle, of 231, Richmond Rd., Victoria, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 400 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. C. 25.

Location:

Haynecourt is a village in the Department of the Nord approximately 6 kilometres north-west of Cambrai and 1 kilometre north of the main Arras to Cambrai road (D939). On the D939 between the villages of Marquion and Raillencourt the HAYNECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY is signposted at the intersection of the D939 and the D16E Bourlon to Haynecourt road. Following signposts the road should be followed towards Haynecourt, then to the left after another 100 meters. This road leads into Haynecourt and the cemetery is to be found just outside the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of October 26, 1916. Image taken from web address of https://archive.org/details/dailycolonist58y274uvic/mode/1up?view=theater
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of April 22, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y115uvic#page/n0/mode/1up
  • Circumstances of death registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada. CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR. Surnames: Don to Drzewiecki. Microform Sequence 29; Volume Number 31829_B016738. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 173. Page 933 of 1076.

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