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William John Stone


William John Stone, 1912.


Stone, William J., Macgregor, Manitoba, Graduate 1915 (B.S.A.). Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 859346, 179th Cameron Highlanders Attestation Papers.

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Graduate, W. J. Stone, 859347, 177th Cameron Highlanders C.E.F. University of Manitoba, Archives and Special Collections, Managra, v. XI, No. 1 (Nov 1917), 7.


W. J. Stone. It is our sad duty to record the death in action on Oct. 15th of Pte. W. J. Stone, a graduate of the 1915 class. Though always quiet and retiring, his outstanding ability made him a leader in the College. His capacity for scholarship was marked, as he led his class for three successive years and won the Governor-General’s medal in his final year. In 1915 he joined the Winnipeg Cameron Highlanders, going overseas in 1916. He was in the trenches for over a year and had gone through much hard fighting. In a letter written on his departure for France we find this expression of his feelings: “We are getting very near to the realization of our purpose in enlisting.” With such a purpose in view we feel sure that if he could send a message to his people it would be that he had no regret over the action he had taken, nor the issue to which it led him, save for the sorrow it causes those left behind. University of Manitoba, Archives and Special Collections, Managra, v. XI, No. 3 (Jan. 1918), 11.


Stone, William John: BSA 1916; Enlisted 1915; Pte; Pte. 178th Highlanders; Transferred to 43rd Battn.; Service in France; Killed in Action Dec. 1917 (Plate J). University of Manitoba, Roll of Honour, 1914-1918 (Winnipeg: University of Manitoba, 1923), 25.


Date of death: 26 October 1917. See casualty details, Commonwealth War Graves Commission. W.J. Stone's name is inscribed on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper (Ypres), West Flanders, Belgium. Memorial reference: Panel 24-26-28-30.


Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West Flanders, Belgium.


Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial