Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Richard Rainford

In memory of:

Corporal Richard Rainford

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

410863

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Division:

38th Bn.

Citation(s):

Military Medal, Fourth Supplement to the London Gazette dated 26 May 1917. British War Medal, Victory Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

February 17, 1886
Southport, England

Enlistment:

May 8, 1915
Lindsay, Ontario

Spouse of Elizabeth Rainford of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 313 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VILLERS STATION CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

V. F. 4.

Location:

Villers-au-Bois is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 11 kilometres north-west of Arras. The VILLERS STATION CEMETERY is about 2 kilometres north-west of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping – Mrs. Richard Rainford was interviewed for this newspaper article about her relative Pte. Nathan Wilkinson.  She mentions that her own husband had been killed on April 9th, 1917.

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