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Casualties of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Soldiers from Battalions perpetuated by the Lorne Scots who died during the attack on Vimy Ridge, April 1917

Robert Battla; born in Scotland; enlisted with the 76th Battalion at Niagara in August 1915; transferred to the 4th Battalion in July 1916; was promoted to Lance Corporal; 33 years old. Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Thelus.

William Bellas

Corporal William Bellas; born in Brampton; enlisted in the 74th Battalion; serving with the 75th Battalion when he was killed, 22 years old. Canadian Cemetery #2, Neuville-St. Vaast.

Private William Burgess; born Sussex; worked on Mr Bingham’s farm near Glen Williams for two years before enlisting in the 76th Battalion; serving with the 21st Battalion when he was killed, 21 years old. Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St. Eloi.

Edward Cook

Private Edward Cook; born Brampton; attested in the 126th (Peel) Battalion; serving with the 38th Battalion when he died, age 29. Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery, Souchez.

William Cooper

Private William Cooper of Brampton; joined the 126th (Peel) Battalion; was serving with the 18th Battalion when he died at No. 6 Casualty Clearing Station, aged 23. Barlin Communal cemetery.

Alfred Crapper

Private Alfred Crapper of Hamilton; born Northampton; enlisted in the 76th Battalion; serving with the 4th Battalion when he died, aged 31. Bois Carré British Cemetery, Thelus.

Private William Graham of Nassagaweya; born Scotland; enlisted in the 76th Battalion; serving with the 21st Battalion when he died, age 27. Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus.

Private Albert (Porky) Hoskins from the Forks of the Credit. He was one of the original draft from the Halton Rifles who joined the 4th Battalion. During the attack on Vimy Ridge, his Company advanced as far as the Sunken Road, opposite Thelus. His platoon (No. 2) was ordered to advance. After going about 100 yards, while getting his Lewis Gun into position to fire on Thelus, he was struck by a shell and decapitated. Age 27 when he died. Bois-Carré British Cemetery, Thelus.

Private George Lenton, florist in Brampton where he lived with his wife Bertha; born Kettering, Northampton, attested in the 126th (Peel) Battalion; killed while serving with the 21st Battalion, age 31. Zivy Crater Cemetery, Thélus.

Elwon McDonald

Private Elwon McDonald of Brampton; born Inglewood; enlisted in the 126th (Peel) Battalion; serving with the 18th Battalion when he died, age 23. Vimy Memorial.

Private James Hugh McQuitty; born Welland; joined the 76th Battalion; serving with the 21st Battalion when he died, age 22. Lapugnoy Military Cemetery.

Private Herbert Richardson of Brampton; born Raunds, Northamptonshire; brickmaker; attested in the 126th (Peel) Battalion, serving with the 60th Battalion when he died, age 26. Lapugnoy Military Cemetery.

Sam Stawigky

Private Sam Stawigky from Georgetown; born in Kiev in the Ukraine; enlisted in the 37th Battalion; serving with the 42nd Battalion when he died, age 24. Givenchy-en-Gobelle Canadian Cemetery, Souchez.

Private Edward Summers from Burlington, joined the 76th Battalion and transferred to the 4th Battalion, sent to hospital in England in October 1916 after being wounded with shrapnel in the face, returned to the front and died, age 23. Nine Elms Military Cemetery, Thelus.

Gordon Wilder

Private Gordon Wilder from Haileybury; enlisted with the 76th Battalion; serving with the 20th Battalion when he died, age 24. Ecoivres Military cemetery, Pas de Calais.

Posted 9th April 2017 by Lorne Scots museum blog

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