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Pvt William J.A. Fawcett
Birth: Dec. 27, 1888, South Africa
Death: Mar. 28, 1920
Vancouver
British Columbia, Canada

Pvt. 645680 William J.A. Fawcett
Enlisted with the 158th Battn. C.E.F. (Duke of Cannaught's own) But served overseas with the Canadian Army Service Corps (CASC) during WW1 of 1914-18. He enlisted at Vancouver BC on Jan. 2nd 1916 listing his occupation as "Dairyman & Jockey" Born in Cambridge South Africa in 1888 he later immigrated to Canada in 1905 settling in Vancouver BC where he married Miss Emily Blanch in 1911. (They had two children William Jr. & Emily) He worked as a Jockey with the Vancouver horse race club. During his war service with the C.A.S.C. he was badly gassed while in France and was in time invalided back to Canada in 1918 where on March 28th 1920 (85 years ago today) William succumbed to his wounds and died at the Vancouver Veterans Hospital at the age of 30. He was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery in Vancouver BC. 
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery
Vancouver
Greater Vancouver Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
Plot: 45. 14. 10
 
Created by: Herbert Rickards
Record added: Mar 28, 2005
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