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William Chester Barnes

In memory of:

Lance Corporal William Chester Barnes

October 1, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


4th Bn.

Additional Information


October 10, 1896
Seabright, Ontario

Son of William Charles Barnes and Hanna (née Hargrave) Barnes. Regretfully, he died 9 days before his 22nd birthday. He was the brother of Belle, Mary, Gertrude, George, Mae, Pearl, James, John, Annie and Joseph. In his civilian life, he was a farmer. He was single and looked very enthusiastic about a military career.

Commemorated on Page 364 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

I. A. 32.


Sancourt is a village in the Department of the Nord 5 kilometres north-west of Cambrai and one kilometre east of the main road to Douai. The SANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY is about 635 metres north-west of the village on the old Douai-Cambrai road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of William Chester Barnes– Lance Corporal William Chester Barnes.  
Killed by enemy machine gun fire, while in charge of a Lewis Gun section, Abancourt France.
  • Circumstances of Death– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Bark to Bazinet. Mircoform Sequence 6; Volume Number 31829_B016716. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 150.  Page 255 of 1058.

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