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William Wallace Frew

In memory of:

Lance Corporal William Wallace Frew

September 30, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

53227

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th BN

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 15 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. B. 1.

Location:

R.E. FARM CEMETERY is located 9.5 Km south of Ieper town centre, on a road leading from the Rijselseweg N365, which connects Ieper to Wijtschate, Mesen and on to Armentieres. From Ieper town centre the Rijselsestraat runs from the market square, through the Lille Gate (Rijselpoort) and directly over the crossroads with the Ieper ring road. The road name then changes to the Rijselseweg, (N365). On reaching the village of Mesen the first right hand turning leads onto Nieuwkerkestraat, towards Wulvergem. On reaching the village of Wulvergem the first right hand turning at the church leads onto Vrooilandstraat. 500 metres along this road lies the junction with Wulvergemstraat. The cemetery itself lies 500 metres beyond this junction on the left hand side of the Wulvergemstraat.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Attestation Papers
  • Attestation Papers (Back)
  • Newspaper Clipping– Clipping from the Toronto Star for 15 October 1915.
  • War Diary– (Excerpt from the War Diary) ...A quiet day. At about 4 PM #53227 Private W.W, Frew, while filling sandbags in support was shot by a stray bullet which plowed through the base of his skull, killing him instantly.

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