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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William West

In memory of:

Lance Corporal William West

November 23, 1916

Military Service

Service Number:





Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


75th Bn.

Additional Information


January 17, 1880

Commemorated on Page 180 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Somme, France

Grave Reference:

IV. E. 15


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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  • Photo of William West– William West was a rugby player for Northampton Saints RFC in England.  He worked in the town's shoe industry before moving to Canada.  He enlisted in the 84th battalion, CEF, before being transferred to the 75th (Mississauga) Regiment.  He died of wounds on 23 November 1916.

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