William John Yarr

The following information is from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website and is utilised with their permission

Name: YARR, WILLIAM JOHN

Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Unit Text: 31st Bn.
Age: 36
Date of Death: 06/11/1917

Service No: 696100

Additional information: Husband of Annie Yarr, of 1, Nook Cottages, Crumlin, Co. Antrim, Ireland.

Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 24 – 28 – 30.
Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Belgium

He may be the William John Yarr address given as P.O. Norton, Alberta whose attestation paper for the Canadian Over-seas Expeditionary Force number 696100 dated 1st February 1916. His next of kin was given as Annie Yarr, Glen Lake Cottages, Crumlin. There is a record of a William Yarr, aged 25 from Crumlin, father William John Yarr a labourer, marrying Annie Molyneux, aged 25, father Thomas Molyneux a labourer, in Belfast on 07 11 1909.

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