Pte. William Ernest NEIL

Pte. William Ernest NEIL

Male 1896 - 1918  (21 years)

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  • Name William Ernest NEIL 
    Prefix Pte. 
    Born 9 Oct 1896  Cobden, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As William Orr Neil 
    Attestation Papers 23 Aug 1917  Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Willie, 
    Gravestone Cobden, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WW I, DCM 2350356 
    Address:
    Cobden Union Cemetery
    Cobden, Ontario 
    WWI service 30 Aug 1918  , , , France Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gunshot wounds to thighs and abdomen in action 
    Name William Orr Neil 
    Died 30 Aug 1918  Arras, Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8
    Buried Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Address:
    Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery
    Pas de Calais
    France 
    Person ID I41735949  Whitewater Region Early Families
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2021 

    Father Richard William NEIL,   b. 17 Sep 1859, Fitzroy Harbour, Carleton, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1926, Cobden, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Mary COWIE,   b. 19 Apr 1866, Queen's line, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1936, Cobden, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1884 
    Family ID F6951  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Neill, Willie Attestation Papers
    Neill, Willie Attestation Papers
    WWI killed in action
    CHx-Two documents found in corner stone of destroyed Memorial Hall
    CHx-Two documents found in corner stone of destroyed Memorial Hall
    Newspaper Clipping from the 1958 Scrapbook of Irene McLaren,
    provided to Fay Bennett by Jack McLaren
    CHx-Memorial Hall Corner Stone Laid
    CHx-Memorial Hall Corner Stone Laid
    newspaper article-The Cobden Sun, Aug 29, 1919 p. 1
    Neil, Pte. William Orr - Commonwealth War Graves
    Neil, Pte. William Orr - Commonwealth War Graves
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/18954/W%20NEIL/
    Neil, Pte. William Orr digitalized service file
    Neil, Pte. William Orr digitalized service file
    https://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B7255-S021

    Headstones
    Gravestone-Neil, Richard W. & Mary nee Cowie;
Children: John F., Emma, Pte William O.
    Gravestone-Neil, Richard W. & Mary nee Cowie; Children: John F., Emma, Pte William O.
    Block 2 - Anglican
    Cobden Union Cemetery
    photographed by Fay Bennett, Sept 2016

    Histories
    Neil, Pte. William Ernest - WWI Casualty
    Neil, Pte. William Ernest - WWI Casualty
    Articles and information compiled by Fay Bennett from sources noted

  • Notes 
    Attestation Papers:
    • Occupation: Chauffeur

  • Sources 
    1. [S633] Census - Canada, Ontario, Renfrew Co., Ross Twp., - 1911, Library and Archives of Canada, Archivia Net On-Line Research Tool ,, (Database, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/1911/index-e.html).

    2. [S490090] Census - Canada, Ontario, Renfrew Co., Ross Twp., - 1911, Library and Archives of Canada, Archivia Net On-Line Research Tool ,, (Database, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/1911/index-e.html).

    3. [S490997] Mil-Military Attestation Papers, Ancestry.com, (Ancestry.com. Canada, WWI CEF Attestation Papers, 1914-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2006. Images are used with the permission of Library and Archives Canada.).

    4. [S491416] Mil-WWI Personnel Records of the First World War, Canada., ( Library and Archives Canada . https://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/personnel-records/Pages/search.aspx.).

    5. [S839] Family Information - Neil Family, Craftyesquire, (www.ancestry.ca), ) (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S52] Newspaper - The Cobden Sun, (Weekly Publication), memorium Aug 26 1920 p. 4 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S490895] Family Information - Neil Family, Craftyesquire, (www.ancestry.ca), ) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S490163] Newspaper-The Cobden Sun, (Weekly Publication), memorium Aug 26 1920 p. 4 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S491080] Mil-Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, ((www.cwgc.org)), ). (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S491417] Mil-Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Veterans Affairs Canada, ((www.veterans.gc.ca/eng)), ). (Reliability: 3).