William Thomas Maguire

Regimental number: 
Unit at enlistment: 
125th Battalion
Volunteered or conscripted: 
Survived the war: 
Commemorated at: 
St. James Anglican Church (Paris)
Birth country: 
Birth county: 
Birth city: 
Grand Valley, Ontario
Address at enlistment: 
8 Duke Street, Brantford, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
8 Duke Street, Brantford, Ontario
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Age at enlistment: 

Letters and documents

BX April 20, 1917 
Twelve Brantford Men Are Reported Wounded – Canadian Casualty List Included Half Score From This City All of Whom Have Been Wounded – Gunshot in Arms and Legs Cause of Majority of Hospital Cases – First Brant Battalion Draft Hit

Private word received in this city yesterday afternoon and today added 11 new names to the already large casualty list. All were wounded on or about April 9, this being in the attack on Vimy Ridge, which resulted so gloriously for the Canadian forces.

Of all the Brantford men wounded, practically all were shot wounds in the arms or shoulders, legs or thighs. But one of the 11 was reported seriously wounded. The list of casualties follows:

That her husband, Private William Thomas Maguire, had been wounded, was the word received at noon today by Mrs. Nina Maguire, 121 Pearl Street. The report stated that he had suffered a gunshot wound in the face and been admitted to No. 12 Stationary Hospital at Boulogne. He formerly worked at Schultz Bros. Mill.

BX May 9, 1917

Private William Thomas Maguire Reported Wounded

Through the Canadian Red Cross Society in London, England, word was received in the city today that Private William Thomas Maguire of this city was in the Horton County of London war hospital, Epsom, Surrey, severely wounded in the hip. The word was received by his wife who resides at 121 Pearl Street. Private Maguire had just returned to the front after some time spent in the hospital with wounds in the face. He formerly worked at Schultz Bros. here.

BX September 9, 1918

William Thomas Maguire in a Dangerous Condition

Mrs. Maguire, 85 Pearl Street, two weeks ago received word of the wounding of her husband, Pte. William Thomas. Maguire. She has now received official word that he is in a dangerous condition. He was wounded in the hip, and is now in No. 6 General hospital. He left with the 125th Battalion and was transferred to the “Mad Fourth.”

BX November 18, 1918

Private William Thomas Maguire is Dangerously Ill

Private William Thomas Maguire, who was wounded on August 12th is not improving but is dangerously ill in an English hospital. Mrs. Maguire received this disheartening message regarding her husband yesterday. Pte. Maguire has many Brantford friends who will sincerely regret to hear this. He was one of the men of the 125th Battalion, and before leaving Brantford he was an employee of Schultz Bros.