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William Vernon

In memory of:

Captain William Vernon

September 29, 1918

Military Service


Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

38th Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


Son of Samuel and Hannah Vernon, of 92, Langford Avenue, Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 516 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. A. 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– Newspaper article about Captain Vernon
  • Photo of WILLIAM VERNON
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– This photograph of Capt. William Vernon appeared in the Toronto Star on October 16th, 1918.
  • Photo of William Vernon– A photo of Billy taken at Modern Studios, London, England
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Wilf Schofield, England, 2008.
  • Memorial– Captain William Vernon is remembered at the Vernon family memorial located at St. John's Norway Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Inscription

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