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Forename(s): William James
Place of Birth: Lancaster, Lancashire
Service No: 59005
Regiment / Corps / Service: Canadian Infantry
Battalion / Unit: 21st Battalion (Eastern Ontario)
Division: 2nd Canadian Division
Date of Death: 1916-10-14
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: F. 2. 6.
CWGC Cemetery: YEALAND CONYERS (ST. JOHN) CHURCHYARD
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: RATHMELL, YORKSHIRE
William James Airey (born 14 November 1895) was the son of James and Gertrude Airey, née Nicholson. James was born at Capernwray and Gertrude at Salford, Lancashire.
1901 Lancaster, Lancashire Census: 18, Roseberry Avenue - William J. Airey, age 5 years, born Lancaster, son of James and Gertrude Airey.
William was married to Annie Walker in 1916.
Canadian service records: http://www.baclac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef
Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entryView Entry in CPGW Book
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
AIREY, Wm. J., [Rathmell], Canadian Contingent, died from wounds at Netley Oct. 14, 1916.
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Private William James AIREY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Canadian Infantry
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 2nd Canadian Division
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