Military Monday: Canadians on British War Memorials

A week ago I mentioned the South Staffordshire FHS is adding information on soldiers on local war memorials, now comprising 1065 records. They include the following who served with Canadian forces, likely being commemorated on their original home memorial.

Rank: Number: First: Last: Regiment: Died: Place: SWFHS Memorial:
Pvt 463806 Frederick PANTER Canadian Infantry Wednesday, June 28, 1916 France Alcester
Pvt 443145 William Barton BOARDMAN Canadian Light Infantry Tuesday, September 11, 1917 France Alderminster
Pvt 426874 William SALT Canadian Infantry Wednesday, July 26, 1916 France Alveston
Pvt 451949 Francis Price TAYLOR Canadian Infantry Tuesday, June 13, 1916 France Arrow
Pvt 405761 Frank HOUGHTON Canadian Mounted Rifles Friday, June 2, 1916 France Arrow
Tpr 15646 Lord Edward Beauchamp SEYMOUR Lord Strathcona’s Horse Wednesday, December 5, 1917 France Arrow
Pvt 721235 Aubrey J KIRBY Canadian Infantry Tuesday, October 30, 1917 France Berkswell
Pvt 171589 John BEESLEY Canadian Infantry Friday, September 29, 1916 France Bishops Itchington
Sgt 63235 Gerald COLLARD Canadian Infantry Thursday, October 12, 1916 Home Claverdon
Pvt 472605 Harold ROBERTS Canadian Infantry Friday, October 26, 1917 France Claverdon
Pvt 430157 William Sutton FINDON Canadian Infantry Wednesday, July 4, 1917 France Henley in Arden
L/Cpl 633789 Francis William PORTER Canadian Infantry Friday, October 11, 1918 France Preston on Stour
Pvt 77303 William TIMMS Canadian Infantry Tuesday, May 18, 1915 France Snitterfield
Pvt 426686 Arthur WHITE Canadian Machine Gun Corps Wednesday, December 12, 1917 France Snitterfield
Pvt 654 Edmund Fenning PARKE Canadian Light Infantry Saturday, May 8, 1915 France Wellesbourne
Pvt 443115 William Victor WYLDES Canadian Infantry Tuesday, September 26, 1916 France & Flanders Ettington
Cpl 136492 George MALIN Canadian Infantry Monday, May 7, 1917 France & Flanders Rowington
Pvt 148456 William Henry HAYNES Canadian Infantry Tuesday, November 21, 1916 France & Flanders Warmington

The database includes other mentions of Canada, some who had spent time there, who died in a Canadian-staffed hospital or were relieving Canadians at the front.

I’ve previously mentioned another instance, the first CWGC burial at Beechwood Cemetery. Thomas William Hardingham is also on the war memorial in Great Yarmouth. There must be many more.

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