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William Reid

In memory of:

Private William Reid

December 31, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

193436

Age:

35

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

42nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 7, 1881

Son of Hugh and Margaret Reid, of 252, Quarry St., Hamilton, Lanarkshire.

Commemorated on Page 153 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

IV. A. 15.

Location:

Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of WILLIAM REID– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– Pte. Reid enlisted in the 92nd Battalion (Highlanders) in Toronto on September 20th, 1915.
  • Badge– Cap Badge 92nd Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Private Reid enlisted in the 92nd Bn but was transferred to the 42nd Bn (Royal Highlanders of Canada) as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt (ret'd) V.Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder Patch– Shoulder Patch 42nd Bn (Royal Highlanders of Canada).  Pte Reid enlisted with the 92nd Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada) but was transferred to the 42nd Bn as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt (ret’d) V. Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Photo of WILLIAM REID– Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge– Cap badge 42nd Bn. Pte Reid originally enlisted in the 92nd Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada)  but was sent to the 42nd Bn  as a reinforcement.  Submitted by Capt (ret’d) V. Goldman,  15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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