Cane, William Robert


War Service:
Private S/6813 WILLIAM ROBERT CANE of the 2nd Battalion The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment) died on 3 November 1914.

At this time the Queens were near Gheluveldt, part of the thin line of depleted battalions which was all that prevented the Germans from capturing Ypres. The Battalion War Diary for that day reads : “On 3rd November the 2nd Battalion was sent up to reoccupy a trench which had been abandoned. Two platoons under Lieuts Smith and White were sent forward and got into the trench - during this Lieut White was hit. Casualties 1st to 3rd November – Killed 9. "

William Cane has no known grave and is commemorated on the Menin Gate at Ypres.

Location of Memorial:
He is also remembered on the memorial at Holy Trinity church, Sydenham.

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