Eastern Ontario Regiment, Canadian Light Infantry (Princess Patricia) (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth:
15/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
William MacLurg was the son of Rev Alexander MacLurg and Nannie Nicol MacLurg. William was born in Ardstraw, County Tyrone on 12th September 1897. He was a boarder at the Royal School Dungannon when he studied in 1910 and 1911. The family moved to Toronto in Canada in 1913. William enlisted in Toronto on 29th September 1915. He was working as a clerk. Lance Corporal William MacLurg was serving with the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry when he was killed in action the second battle of the Somme on 15th September 1916.
The Vimy Memorial overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about eight kilometres northeast of Arras on the N17 towards Lens. The memorial is signposted from this road to the left, just before you enter the village of Vimy from the south. The memorial itself is someway inside the memorial park, but again it is well signposted.