CEF Soldier Detail

General Staff Officer William Basil Wedd
Died: November 6, 1966

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
1st Division Headquarters
Company:
Place of Birth:
Toronto, Ontario
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
William Wedd Jr., father. 162 Jameson Avenue, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
May 1, 1890
Trade or Calling:
Clerk
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Valcartier, Quebec
Date of Enlistment:
September 22, 1914
Age at enlistment:
24
Height:
6 Feet 1 Inches
Chest:
38 Inches
Expansion:
3 1/2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Wounded June 13, 1916
Date of Death:
November 6, 1966
Age at Death:
76
Buried at:
St. John's Anglican Church Cemetery, Richmond Hill, Ontario
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Research Notes
1st Brigade Headquarters Nominal Roll
Rank Regiment Unit Company
General Staff Officer Canadian Infantry 1st Division Headquarters
General Staff Officer Canadian Infantry 3rd Division Headquarters
General Staff Officer Canadian Infantry 5th Division Headquarters
General Staff Officer Canadian Infantry 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment
Major Canadian Infantry 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment
Staff Captain Canadian Infantry 3rd Division Headquarters
Staff Captain Canadian Infantry 1st Brigade Headquarters
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 3rd Battalion
Brigade Major Canadian Infantry 7th Brigade Headquarters
Lieutenant Canadian Infantry 1st Brigade Headquarters

Son of William Wedd and Amelia Eleanor Wedd (nee Astleford); older brother of Lieutenant Sydney Ellis Wedd; husband of Nora Marsh Wedd (nee van Nostrand) married October 6, 1915

Prior service with the QOR

Awards and Decorations
Croix de Guerre (France)
Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches & 'A' List
Military Cross