401420 L/Cpl. William Riddle

Regina Trench Cemetery


Near Courcelette


Born in Sawyerville, Quebec, in June 1894, William signed on in August 1915, in Windsor, Ontario.

A machinist by trade, William, originally attested into the 33rd Battalion, on August 10th, 1915.

206 men of the 33rd Battalion were transferred to the 4th CMR mainly in May and June of 1916, with William finding himself in the field with the 4th CMR on May 8th, 1916.

At the time of William's loss, on October 1st, 1916, the 4th CMR was involved in costly actions attacking Regina Trench, in which some 70 men of the 4th CMR were lost.

L/Cpl. William Riddle is one of 15 men of the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles who are known to lie at rest in the Regina Trench Military Cemetery, Grandcourt, France.

Headstone image, thanks to Gord McKeekan, and biography excerpt courtesy of David Kavanagh.