In memory of

Private

William Roscoe Pickard

who died on 15 Sep 1916


Service details
  Conflict WWI
  Service Army
  Unit 18th Battalion, Western Ontario Regiment
  Rank Private
  Service number 54251
  Date of death 19160915
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  54251 Private (18th Battalion, Western Ontario Regiment) William Roscoe Pickard (b.1885) of Moose Jaw was KIA 19160915 at Courcelette and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial for soldiers who perished in northern France with no known grave. He was the son of Peter T. and Martha Pickard of Goulais River, Algoma district, Ontario. William was born at Chatham, Kent Co., and was a fireman when he enlisted in the 28th Battalion at Moose Jaw late in 1914. For unknown reasons he re-enlisted at London, Ontario, early in 1915. Pickard was actively involved with the 60th Rifles at Moose Jaw for two years.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 161 - Moose Jaw
  Cemetery or memorial location Vimy Memorial, Pas-de-Calais, France    

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Personal information
  Date of birth 18850220
  Place of birth Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario    
  Date of enlistment 19141024
  Place of enlistment Moose Jaw    
  Residence on enlistment Moose Jaw    
  Occupation fireman
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