BOUTILIER, WILLIAM CHARLES

Birthdate
Birthplace
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Age
22
Parents
Son of John James Boutilier and Mary Boutilier of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Student
Service number
B/40604
Engagement
1940-06-24
Disembarked
1944-07-25, France
Date of death
1944-09-10
Died
Died of wounds, Belgium
Force
Rank
Awards
Lincoln and Welland Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 1 | Row D | Grave 11

"SOLDIERS WHO ARE CHRIST'S BELOW STRONG IN FAITH RESIST THE FOE"

Military grave
Additional info

Rifle number: 31L6605

The Lincoln & Welland Regiment War Diary reports: Belgium September 10, 1944. The town of Moerbrugge, Belgium (MR 874946 sheet 2) was reached by the Lincoln & Welland Regiment and Argyll and Sutherland of Canada. The bridge was completed, despite shell fire and the South Alberta Regiment tanks rolled into action. The following hours saw Moerbrugge cleared by A, B and C Company with assistance of the tanks while a house at MR 877938, Oedelemsestraat, Oostkamp, Belgium was held by D Company. Our casualties which were comparatively light, included Major C.K. Crummer, who was wounded (but survived the war). The enemy lost a number of men included 450 PW (Prisoners of War). Towards evening the enemy fire abated. 

Brother Douglas Albert Henry Boutilier (B/40602), age 23. Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C. was killed in action on August 29th, 1944. His remains are buried at Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, France.