Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Openshaw Owen

In memory of:

Private William Openshaw Owen

September 29, 1918

France

Military Service


Service Number:

2020499

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

72nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

September 5, 1898
Bolton, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

December 28, 1917
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Richard and Bessie Owen, of Mount Lehman, British Columbia. Born in England.

Commemorated on Page 481 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. C. 11.

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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  • Attestation Papers
  • Attestation Papers
  • Memorial– Cenotaph at Abbotsford, B.C.
Photo courtesy of Abby Chan
  • Grave Marker
  • Bourlon Wood Cemetery Memorial Plaque
  • Bourlon Wood Cemetery
  • Bourlon Wood Cemetery
  • Bourlon Wood Cemetery Memorial
  • Bourlon Wood Cemetery Memorial
  • Bourlon Wood Cemetery Memorial
  • Bourlon Wood Cemetery
  • Bourlon Wood Cemetery
  • Bourlon Wood Cemetery

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