Cash, Wilfrid Arthur: Service no. 53444

Brother to Private Henry Wells Cash.

18th Battalion War Diary Entry detailing Lt. W.A. Cash K.I.A.

18th Battalion War Diary Entry detailing Lt. W.A. Cash K.I.A.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Nottinghamshire County Council Entry

Digitized War Record

Place of birth:  North Scarle, Lincolnshire

Family History

Wilfred was born in 1893 at North Scarle in Lincolnshire , the son of Dixon Arthur and Emily Cash, of “Hill Crest” Buckingham Road, Woodthorpe, Nottingham.He was married to Fanny Cash, of 43 West Street Arnold, Nottingham.
Date of death:  10 Oct 1918
Age at death:  25
Commonwealth Grave No:  267753 – CWGC Website
Rank:  Lieutenant
Military Unit:
Canadian Forces

Military History

He went to Canada in 1912 and there enlisted as a private in the 2nd Canadians and went to France where he was wounded. He was then returned to England but returned once more to France in November 1917.He was subsequently recommended for a commission and returned once again to England to be trained as an officer. He returned to France in September 1918 and while with the 18th battalion, Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment) was killed by machine gun fire on 10th October 1918.

Extra Information

He is buried in Niagara Cemetery, Wuy, France He had a brother, Henry Wells Cash who was a Corporal with the same 18th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry. Henry was two years the elder and died of Influenza on December 1918.
Group Photo – Standing on the left is 195821 Corporal, later Sergeant Percy Bertrand, 93rd O.S Battalion transferred to the 18th Battalion awarded the Military Medal 2/11/1917 and later Killed in Action 7/9/1918. Seated on the right 53444 Sergeant, later Lieutenant Wilfred A Cash 18th Battalion CEF, Killed in Action 10/10/1918. Source: CVWM

Group Photo – Standing on the left is 195821 Corporal, later Sergeant Percy Bertrand, 93rd O.S Battalion transferred to the 18th Battalion awarded the Military Medal 2/11/1917 and later Killed in Action 7/9/1918. Seated on the right 53444 Sergeant, later Lieutenant Wilfred A Cash 18th Battalion CEF, Killed in Action 10/10/1918. Source: CVWM

Wilfred Cash

“Killed in Action” During an attack near Iwuy, North East of Cambria, he was hit in the neck and died almost instantly.

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