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Walter McClay

In memory of:

Private Walter McClay

April 27, 1915

Military Service


Service Number:

27089

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

15th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 28, 1890

Son of John William and Ann Elizabeth McClay, of Scunthorpe, Lincs, England.

Commemorated on Page 25 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. F. 4A.

Location:

Wimereux is a small town situated about 5 kilometres north of Boulogne. From Boulogne take the A16 to Calais and come off at Junction 4. Take the road to Wimereux north, D242, for approximately 2 kilometres, following the road through the roundabout. Take the first turn on the left immediately after the roundabout and the WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY lies approximately 200 metres down this road on the left hand side. The Commonwealth War Graves are situated to the rear of the communal cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Press Clipping– In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Remembered by the 48th Highlanders Museum 73 Simcoe St. Toronto, Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram May 1915. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Pte. Walter McClay enlisted in the First Canadian Contingent on September 18th, 1914 at Valcartier Camp, Quebec.  He died at the 2nd battle of Ypres.
  • Cap Badge– Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– One of two memorial plaques dedicated on 24 April 2010 to commemorate those members of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada) who fell during the Battle of 2nd Ypres 22-26 April 1915.  This memorial plaque is located on Gravenstafel Ridge.  Submitted by Captain (retired) V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Memorial– One of two memorial plaques dedicated on 24 April 2010 to commemorate those members of the 15th Battalion (48th Highlanders of Canada) who fell during the Battle of 2nd Ypres 22-26 April 1915.  This memorial plaque is located in the town of St Julien.  Submitted by Captain (retired) V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (front side).  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service– Record of Service Card (reverse side).  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH

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