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Walter Frederick Dicks

In memory of:

Private Walter Frederick Dicks

October 4, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

457179

Force:

Army

Unit:

5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment)

Additional Information


Born:

February 22, 1884

Commemorated on Page 397 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. E. 1.

Location:

Bourlon is a village approximately 6 kilometres west of Cambrai. It lies between the main Cambrai to Bapaume road (N30) and the Cambrai to Arras road (D939). The BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY is signposted from the centre of the village as is the Canadian Forces Memorial. On approaching the Memorial the road should be followed to the left where an unsurfaced track descends about 200 metres to the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– 1 of  2 articles from the Ottawa Times when he died.  This one is from 	1917
  • Newspaper Clipping– Another article from the Ottawa Times  -- 17 Oct 1918
  • Family gravemarker– Walters' name is listed on the Family Headstone in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa.
  • Grave Marker– Private Walter Frederick Dicks, 1884-1918, 457179, Bourlon Wood Cemetery, Pas De Calais, France
  • Photo of Walter Frederick Dicks
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Private Walter Frederick Dicks was killed in action by enemy bomb during an air raid near Bourlon Oct 4, 1918.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Private Walter Frederick Dicks' nephews James & Thomas remembered both uncles serving in the trenches in their letters to Santa, Ottawa Journal Dec 19, 1917.
  • Attestation papers
  • Attestation papers
  • Memorial– St. Matthew's Anglican Church 217 First Avenue Ottawa, Ontario
  • Memorial Stained Glass– 'The Resurrection' by Robert McCausland Limited was dedicated at St Matthew's Anglican Church in the Glebe, Ottawa on 17 Jan 1921 to the members of the church who served during the Great War. The window was transferred to the current site, 217 First Avenue in 1938.

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