Vohman, William Robert MM


War Service:
Corporal 163716 WILLIAM ROBERT VOHMAN MM of ‘B’ Company 75th battalion Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) was killed in action on 9 April 1917 in the fighting for Vimy Ridge. He enlisted in Toronto on 15 August 1915. The award of the Military Medal was announced in the London Gazette of 11 May 1917.

He is buried in Canadian Cemetery No.2, Neuville-St-Vaast.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial in Addey and Stanhope School in Deptford.

He was 26 years old. He was born in London, the son of Robert and Marie Vohman. His father was a baker. In 1910 they moved to Canada and lived at 99 Bude St., Toronto. Ontario, Canada. His mother was born in Germany and he had an uncle serving as a Captain in the German army and cousin in the German Air Services.
He enlisted in Toronto on 15 August 1915 and gave his occupation as salesman.

The name is sometimes spelled VOHMANN.


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