CEF Soldier Detail

Trooper John James Willoughby
Died: March 30, 1918

Regimental Number:
2293357
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Cavalry
Battalion:
Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
Company:
C Squadron
Place of Birth:
Aspdin, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
Mary Willoughby, mother. Aspdin, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians)
Date of Birth:
October 19, 1890
Trade or Calling:
Constable R.N.W.M.P.
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date of Enlistment:
April 6, 1917
Age at enlistment:
26
Height:
5 Feet 10 Inches
Chest:
37 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Moreuil Wood, near Amiens
Date of Death:
March 30, 1918
Age at Death:
27
Buried at:
Terlincthun British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
XXI. A. 16.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Trooper Canadian Cavalry Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) C Squadron
Corporal Canadian Cavalry Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) C Squadron
Trooper Canadian Cavalry Canadian Reserve Cavalry Regiment
Lance-Corporal Canadian Cavalry Canadian Reserve Cavalry Regiment
Trooper Canadian Cavalry Canadian Reserve Cavalry Regiment

Son of John James Willoughby and Mary Willoughby (nee Webber). Listed MIA, remains discovered in 1986 by a French farmer who built a memorial for Jack.

A member of C Squadron, died in a famous cavalry charge that helped save Amiens.