16 March 1917 Cpl John Windram629127 Cpl John Windram, 47th Bn CEF (British Columbia Regt)

Born at Eyemouth, Berwickshire on 6 March 1884, John had been employed as a fisherman in Eyemouth before emigrating to Frasers Mills in British Columbia, Canada in 1912. At the time of his enlistment, he was employed as a millwright.

He enlisted into the CEF at Vernon, BC on 18 August 1915 and arrived on the Western Front during the latter half of 1916.

A participant in the final stages of the Battle of the Somme and the Battle of the Ancre, John was posted as 'wounded and missing' during a large scale trench raid on Vimy Ridge near Souchez on 16 March 1917.

His body never having been recovered, John is now commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.

16 March 1917 killed in action

Research by David O'Mara

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