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Sgt. William Victor Tranter, 1st Bn., CEF


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Sergeant William Victor Tranter (1894 - 1915) RIP

"Semper Paratus"

Died of wounds 89 years ago today.

From the CWGC:

Name: Tranter, William Victor

Initials: W V

Nationality: Canadian

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment: Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regt.)

Unit Text: 1st Bn.

Age: 21

Date of Death: 10/06/1915

Service No: 6860

Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Tranter, of Southampton, Ontario.

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. I. 28.

Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery

From The NAC and other sources:

Military History:

Name: Tranter, William Victor

Regimental number: 6860 (1st Bn. block of numbers was 6101 to 7500)

Rank: Sergeant

Original unit: 1st Infantry Battalion

Previous military service: 2 years in the Canadian Militia

Date of enlistment: September 15, 1914

Place of enlistment: Valcartier, Québec

Disposition: DOW June 10, 1915

Personal History:

Date of birth: May 24, 1894

Place of birth: Southampton, Ontario, Canada

Next of kin: William Tranter (father) Southampton, Ontario, Canada

Hight: 5 ft. 10 in.

Complexion: Dark

Eyes: Grey

Hair: Dark brown

Distinctive marks: Mole over navel and left armpit, scar left thumb, 4 scars left hip

Religious denomination: Church of England

Trade or calling: Student

Marital status: Single

Attestation papers: here

From the 1st Battalion and 1st Brigade war diaries:


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