CEF Soldier Detail

Sapper William Francis Witcomb
Died: February 5, 1916

Regimental Number:
45221
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Engineers
Battalion:
1st Divisional Engineers
Company:
3rd Field Company
Place of Birth:
Birmingham, Warwickshire
Country:
Next of Kin:
Miss Ennis Witcomb, Birmingham, Warwickshire
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
Trade or Calling:
Driver
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 24, 1914
Age at enlistment:
Height:
5 Feet 4 Inches
Chest:
34 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Died in War, unknown cause
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
February 5, 1916
Age at Death:
20
Buried at:
Dranoutre Military Cemetery, Belgium
Plot:
I. B. 5.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 10511 - 29
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Sapper Canadian Engineers 1st Divisional Engineers 3rd Field Company
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Witcomb, of 2 Back, 26, Nelson St., Sand Pits, Birmingham, England.