Kitchener Public Library Digital Collections
McGrath, William Cecil
Description
Media Type
Text
Image
Item Type
Cards
Description
A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.
Notes
Private William Cecil McGrath was born on April 14, 1890 in Belmont, Middlesex County, Ontario. He was the son of of John Joseph McGrath and Hannah Gertrude Upfold of 8 Ainslie St., Galt, Ontario.

He enlisted on December 17, 1915 in Galt with the 111th Battalion. At the time of his enlistment, McGrath was a clerk, single and a Roman Catholic. His residence was 21 Ainslie St., Galt. His regimental service number was 730237.

Overseas, he served with the 4th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Private McGrath was killed in action during the Battle of Vimy Ridge in an attack from the southwest of Thelus to Farbus on April 9, 1917.

His name is recorded on the Vimy Memorial in Vimy, Pas-de-Calais, France.
Date of Original
1919
Date Of Event
1915-1918
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
McGrath, William Cecil ; McGrath, John Joseph ; Upfold, Hannah Gertrude
Local identifier
WW1_M_054
Collection
Kitchener Public Library
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
  • Birthplace:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 42.88339 Longitude: -81.08303
  • Place of residence and enlistment:
    Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.3668 Longitude: -80.31637
  • Place of death and memorial:
    Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France
    Latitude: 50.36667 Longitude: 2.81667
Copyright Statement
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Recommended Citation
Kitchener Public Library – Soldier Information Card Collection – World War One
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Full Text

McGrath, William Cecil

Private.

Enlisted at Galt, December 17, 1915 with the 111th Battalion.

He was born in Canada and is the son of John McGrath, 21 Ainslie Street South, Galt, Ontario.

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McGrath, William Cecil


A white index card containing the name, rank and military history of a soldier of Waterloo County. Card also includes a photograph and a red cross.