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William Spencer Huxham

In memory of:

Lieutenant William Spencer Huxham

August 15, 1917

Military Service


Age:

42

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment)

Division:

5th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of William and Charlotte Hill Huxham, of "The Firs," Chandler's Ford, Southampton, Hampshire, England. Served in the South African campaign.

Commemorated on Page 261 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY
Nord, France

Grave Reference:

III. H. 2.

Location:

Maroc is a cemetery located in the village of Grenay which is about 15 kilometres south-east of Bethune. From Lens take the N43 towards Bethune. After Loos-en-Gohelle turn left (after the petrol station) and follow straight on. The MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY is a few kilometres on the right side of the road, in the village. The Cemetery was begun by French troops in August, 1915, but it was first used as a British Cemetery by the 47th (London) Division in January, 1916. During the greater part of the War it was a front-line cemetery, protected from enemy observation by a slight rise in the ground, and used by fighting units and Field Ambulances. Plot II was begun in April, 1917, by the 46th (North Midland) Division. By the middle of October, 1918, Plot III, Row A and part of Row B, had been filled; and the remainder of Plot III and the ends of certain rows in Plot I contain the remains of soldiers buried on the battlefields, or in small cemeteries, North and East of Grenay, and brought in after the Armistice. The 8th Canadian Battalion erected a wooden memorial in the cemetery to their officers and men who fell in the Battle of Hill 70 (East of Loos) on the 15th August, 1917.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Roll of Honour
  • Roll of Honour
  • Inscription– Memorial Inscription to William S. Huxham on Family Grave in Southampton England. It reads as follows:-
                       To
           The Dear Memory of
               a Beloved Son
       William Spencer Huxham
                 Capt. CI
       Killed in Action at Lens France
     August 15th 1917  aged 42 years
  • Grave Marker– Grave Marker for William Spencer Huxham
Maroc Military Cemetery
Grenay France.
  • Cemetery– Maroc Military Cemetery Grenay France
  • Photo of William Huxham– William Huxham in Military Uniform

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