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William Gardner Townsend

In memory of:

Sergeant William Gardner Townsend

October 4, 1921


Edmonton, Alberta

Military Service


Service Number:

447375

Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Expeditionary Force

Division:

31st Bn.

Citation(s):

British War Medal and Victory Medal.

Additional Information


Born:

January 15, 1888
Winchester, Massachusetts

Enlistment:

July 28, 1915
Calgary, Alberta

Husband of Mary Elizabeth Townsend of Calgary, Alberta. Son of L/Cpl D.M. Townsend, also of the 5th Battalion and Annie Myrtle Townsend of Calgary, Alberta. Brother of Albert Allin and Alice Myrtle. Enrolled on 28 July 1915 in Calgary, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 560 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

EDMONTON CEMETERY
Alberta, Canada

Grave Reference:

N/A

Location:

The cemetery was formerly known as "Edmonton Protestant Cemetery" and contains graves of both world wars. There is also a Cross of Sacrifice, erected after the 1914-1918 War. There are now 80, 1914-1918 and over 50, 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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