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William Emsley Raley

In memory of:

Sergeant William Emsley Raley

October 11, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

2100

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

7th Field Coy.

Additional Information


Born:

April 25, 1893

Son of Charles and Lucy Sigsworth Raley, of Barnsley, Yorks, England. B.A. Sc. of Toronto University.

Commemorated on Page 152 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

III. B. 20.

Location:

Contay is a village in the Department of the Somme on the main road, Amiens to Arras. The CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY lies on the left (north east) side of the road to Franvillers. There are no access problems. There is a CWGC road sign next to the church and square of the village and next to the D23, Franvillers - Corbie, sign. The distance from the CWGC sign to the Cemetery is approximately 650 metres.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Honour Roll– "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", 1921.
  • Photo of William Raley– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto 1916.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of William Raley– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918
published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.

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