Previous military service: Royal Engineers
Thanks to the efforts of Marika Pirie and Anne Park this man was added to the Canadian Book of Remembrance.
The birth of William is 7th May 1888 in St Nicholas District, Aberdeen. He was born at 2 Seaview Pl; Aberdeen. Father William Pope, Seaman (Merchant Service) Mother Janet Pope ms Nicol they were married 28th August 1882 in Aberdeen.
The Census of 1891 Has the family name as Pape so yet again researching gets hard.
Janet was staying at 17 Nelson St; with Annie Helen Janet and William. No father there that night.
By 1901 William Snr was staying at Rosebank Terrace but this time no Janet, the mother.
12 April 2011
Having forwarded William Pope as a CWGC non comm case on 29th June 2009 I was informed that the name of Pte. William Pope was added to the CWGC Debt of Honour register today. Jim Grant
Name: POPE, WILLIAM
Regiment/Service: Canadian Infantry
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Date of Death: 01/03/1918
Service No: 10685
Additional information: Son of William and Janet Pope, of Aberdeen, Scotland.
N.B.: Recent research has shown that Private Pope is buried here.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Section 7. Lot 85
Cemetery: TORONTO (PROSPECT) CEMETERY