Lance Corporal 104599 Ernest Waldram
7th Battalion Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment).
Killed in action on the 15th August 1917 aged 26 years.
He is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Son of John and Annie Waldram of Mountsorrel Lane, Rothley and brother to Herbert, Eva Annie, Frederick and Laura. Ernest worked in one of Rothley's shops as a Grocer's Assistant, while his father ran his own boot repairing business.
He emigrated to Canada on the 12th April 1912 leaving Liverpool on the Allan Line Steamship Co. Ltd "Victorian". Records show that he was accompanied by his father.
Ernest enlisted on the 18th August 1915 in Saskatchewan, Canada into the Canadian Infantry.
Named on the War Memorial, Parish Church Roll of Honour, Parish Church Triptych Roll of Honour.
The Attestation Paper shows that he was born in Lutterworth
Casualty Report Form
The page in the Canadian War Memorial Book of Remembrance featuring Lance Corporal Ernest Waldram. 7th Battalion.
The Books of Remembrance lie in the Memorial Chamber in the Peace Tower, Parliament Hill, Ottawa. There are seven books for all conflicts in stone altars created and installed to mark the 100th Anniversary of the First World War.
Lance Corporal Waldram's page will be displayed on July 25th
Canada's most impressive tribute overseas to those Canadians who fought and gave their lives in the First World War is the majestic and inspiring Vimy Memorial, which overlooks the Douai Plain from the highest point of Vimy Ridge, about 8 kilometres northeast of Arras. At the base of the memorial, these words appear in French and English:
TO THE VALOUR OF THEIR COUNTRYMEN IN THE GREAT WAR AND IN MEMORAY OF THEIR SIXTY THOUSAND DEAD THIS MONUMENT IS RAISED BY THE PEOPLE OF CANADA
Inscribed on the ramparts are the names of over 11,000 Canadian soldiers who were posted as 'missing, presumed dead' in France. The land was 'the free gift in perpetuity of the French nation to the people of Canada'. Unveiled on the 26th July 1936 by King Edward Vlll. Canadian trees and shrubs were planted in great masses to resemble the woods and forests of Canada.
April 9th is a National Day of Remembrance of the Battle of Vimy Ridge
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM