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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/11/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Canadian Overseas Railway Construction Corps (Canadian Civilian)
Date Of Birth: 29/05/1888
Died: 10/11/1915 (Died by accident)
Age: 27
William Douglas Reid was the son of Douglas and Eliza Reid. He was born 29th May 1888 in Derryfubble, Dungannon, County Tyrone. His father was a farmer. William emigrated to Canada. Before enlisting he was living at No. 6 Firehall, Vancouver, British Columbia. He was working as a trackman, laying down railway track. William Reid enlisted in Vancouver in October 1915. Sapper William Reid served in the Canadian Overseas Railway Construction Corps. Sapper William Reid was killed in Mattawa, Ottowa, as the result of jumping from a moving train on 10th November 1915, some ten days after he enlisted. Sapper William Reid is buried in an unmarked grave in Pinehill Cemetery, Mattawa, Ontario.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Mattawa (Pinehill Union) Cemetery
  Mattawa, Ontario
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty 7519220
There are two WW1 casualties in this cemetery. Sapper William Douglas Reid is one of those.
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1 1901 Census lists Reid family Lists Wm Douglas as age 13 living with the family at house 4 in Derryfubble, Benburb, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Reid family Does not list William Douglas as living with the family at house 3 in Derryfubble, Benburb, Tyrone
3 Canadian Great War Project Details of Sapper William Douglas Reid
4 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Sapper William Douglas Reid
5 Canadian newspaper report
6 Forum (Ancestry) He is believed to be buried in Pinehill Cemetery, Mattawa, ON,
7 William Reid Attestation Papers Canadian Military documents (18 no.)
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023