Pte
William Henry Payne

Information about birth

Date of birth:
28/07/1894
Place of birth:
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

General information

Profession:
Fireman (steam engine)
Religion:
Not stated

Army information

Country:
Canada
Force:
Canadian Expeditionary Force
Rank:
Private
Service number:
418178
Enlistment date:
1/03/1915
Enlistment place:
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Units:
 —  Canadian Infantry, 42nd Bn. (Royal Highlanders)  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
19/08/1916
Place of death:
Mount Sorrel, Zillebeke, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
22

Memorial

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Panel: Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30.

Points of interest 3

#1 Place of birth
#2 Enlistment place
#3 ‘Place of death’

My story

"Killed in Action." While attached to the 2nd Tunnelling Company, and working in a sap at Mount Sorrel, he was instantly killed by the explosion of an enemy mine which destroyed the sap.

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