CEF Soldier Detail

Captain William Arthur Peel Durie
Died: December 29, 1917

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
58th Battalion
Company:
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Anna Durie, mother. 306 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Not specified
Date of Birth:
April 7, 1881
Trade or Calling:
Banker
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Niagara Camp, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
June 23, 1915
Age at enlistment:
34
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
35 1/2 Inches
Expansion:
1 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded May 4, 1916. KIA Lens
Date of Death:
December 29, 1917
Age at Death:
36
Buried at:
St. James's Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario
Plot:
Block 8. Plot 136.
Commemorated:
Royal Bank RoH
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 2775-5
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes

Circumstances of Death

58th Battalion Nominal Roll 

Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Canadian Infantry 58th Battalion
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 58th Battalion

Previously served 6 years with the 36th Regiment.

Son of the late Lt. Col. Durie, D.A.G., Military Dist. No. 2, and Anna Durie, of 306 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario. Wounded on May 4, 1916, in Ypres Salient. - - Previously buried in Loos British Cemetery (20.G.19)

Royal Bank RoH: Joined Traders Bank of Canada, Toronto July 1899. Enlisted from Toronto branch.