Three Canadian First World War soldiers found in France and identified

 420240 Sergeant Archibald Wilson, 16th Battalion, CEF. Source: Heather Lee Aldrich and Holly Lynne Chong

420240 Sergeant Archibald Wilson, 16th Battalion, CEF. Source: Heather Lee Aldrich and Holly Lynne Chong

Three members of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), CEF, who were killed in action on August 16, 1917 at Hill 70, have now been positively identified following recovery of their remains near the village of Vendin-le-Vieil, France in 2010 & 2011.

The three, 859672 Pte William Del Donegan, 871660 Pte Henry Edmonds Priddle, and 420240 Sgt Archibald Williams (shown below) will be buried by The Canadian Scottish Regiment (Princess Mary's) who perpetate the 16th Battalion, in the presence of family and Government of Canada representatives, at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s (CWGC) Loos British Cemetery outside Loos-en-Gohelle, France, on August 23 at 1:30 p.m. (Central European Time). The public is welcome to attend.

The Seaforths are very proud of their close historical association with The Canadian Scottish, when at the outbreak of the First World War, 25 officers and 514 other ranks from the 72nd Regiment, Seaforth Highlanders of Canada volunteered for Great War service and were taken on the strength of the 16th Battalion (Canadian Scottish), CEF.