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Corporal William Howard Gemmell

10th Battalion Alberta Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Service No: 183084

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Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 11248, 126th St, Edmonton, Alberta with his mother Jane Gemmell

Died

Killed in Action 30/09/1918

Enlisted

Calgary, Alberta, Canada 03/11/1915

Employed

Cashier and Paymaster / Before Emigrating - William Bain and Company, Lochrin Iron Works

Age

23 / DOB - 22/05/1895

Buried / Remembered

Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France

Family Information

Son of Stephen (the late Town Chamberlain) and Jane Gemmell. Williams elder and only brother Private John Gemmell of the 11th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders was Killed in Action on the 12/09/1915 (see index). William also had 5 sisters who he visited whilst on leave.

Additional Information

William was Killed in Action as the German Army was in retreat less than 6 weeks before the Armistice. See photos for Williams Attestation papers. Williams grave inscription reads " HE DIED IF IT WAS DEATH TO GIVE HIS YOUNG LIFE THAT WE MIGHT LIVE "

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