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William Frederick Upton

In memory of:

Private William Frederick Upton

March 1, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

163714

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

73rd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 2, 1897

Commemorated on Page 342 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:

F. 28.

Location:

The Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery stands on the western slopes of Vimy Ridge above the village of Souchez. The Cemetery is best reached by car or by foot from the village of Souchez, which is situated on the D937 Arras-Bethune road. Starting from the village square, the cemetery is signposted by CWGC directional signs and is approximately 3 kilometres outside of the village. Givenchy-en-Gohelle was taken by the 2nd Canadian Division on the 13th April, 1917 and remained in British hands during the rest of the War. The Canadian Cemetery was begun by the Canadian Corps, under the name of C.D. 20 in March, 1917, and two further graves were added in March, 1918. The cemetery covers an area of 308 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of WILLIAM FREDERICK UPTON– In memory of the employees of the T. Eaton Company that went to war and did not come home.  Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram March 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram August 1917. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial Plaque– William Frederick Upton is remembered on this Memorial Plaque.
  • Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery– The Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery, located on Vimy Ridge. The cemetery is in a wooded area, walking distance from the Canadian Memorial. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery located on Vimy Ridge, walking distance from the Canadian Memorial. May he rest in peace. (K. Falconer / J. Stephens)

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