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Walter Hugh Reckitt

In memory of:

Private Walter Hugh Reckitt

October 24, 1916
Contay, France

Military Service


Service Number:

129962

Age:

35

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

72nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 9, 1881
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

October 7, 1915
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Dr. Walter Francis and Rosina Reckitt, of Wainfleet, Lincs., England; husband of Rebecca Reckitt, of "Ingledene," 80, Pulteney Rd., South Woodford, Essex, England.

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. D. 4.

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

  • Photo of Walter Hugh Reckitt
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper clipping from the Daily Telegraph of October 24, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ww1-archive/12214901/Daily-Telegraph-October-24-1917.html

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