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William McMillan

In memory of:

Private William McMillan

September 29, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)


47th Bn.

Additional Information


November 6, 1897
Edinburgh, Scotland


November 22, 1915
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Charles T. and Mary McMillan, Russell Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. He was single and employed as a farm labourer.

Commemorated on Page 463 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. A. 25.


Sains les Marquion is a village approximately 12 kilometres north-west of Cambrai and 2 kilometres south of the Arras to Cambrai road (D939). The QUARRY WOOD CEMETERY lies at the end of an access path to the left of the D15 road heading towards Havrincourt, about 2 kilometres from the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of William McMillan– William McMillan [Willie] was the oldest of four children and the only son of Charles and Mary. Born in Edinburgh Scotland in 1899 he and his family emigrated to Canada in 1911. When the war started in 1914 he begged to be allowed to go but at 15 he was too young. To appease him his parents bought him a cart and horse to enable him to start a business. Not happy he continued to beg his parents to allow him to go to war. Finally at the age of 16 his parents agreed to lie about his age [saying he was 18] and he shipped out to England. This photo was taken just before he left for England.
  • Photo of William McMillan– This photo was taken in France and sent home to his parents
  • Grave Marker– A photo of his headstone in Quarry Wood Cemetery near Cambrai in France.
  • Stirrups– A photo of his stirrups.

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