Photograph courtesy of Kelvin


Born: 12th April 1892, Athelstaneford, Haddingstone, Scotland.

Died between: 15th September 1916 – 17th September 1916; age 24; At the Battle of Flers-Courcelette.


Enlistment Location: Kingston, Ontario, Canada; Date: 5th November 1914; Age: 22; Occupation: Farmer; Religion: Presbyterian. Next of Kin: W. Garlick, 6, Gower Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 10ins, fair complexion, brown hair & blue eyes.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 59352

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, Eastern Ontario Regiment, 21st Battalion.


Grave Reference:       

Special Memorial A.1.

Courcelette British Cemetery,




Note: Kelvin

“Our guess is that this was taken while on leave (far right)- probably back in the
UK – as you can just see that he is wearing his Lance Corporal stripe on
his right arm.  We know from his service record that he got his stripe
on 19th May 1916 and was then given 9 days leave shortly after.  He
reverted to Private at his own request on 1st September 1916.”



1901   Brodies Land, West Barns, East Lothian, Scotland.


William was 9 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Nimmo Garlick, 39, a Maltman, born Ratho, Midlothian, Scotland.

Marion Garlick, 37, born Glasgow, Lanarkshire.

Thomas Nimmo Garlick, 7, born Athelstaneford, Haddingstone.

John Garlick, 4, born West Barns, Haddingstone.

George Garlick, 3, born West Barns, Haddingstone.

Agnes F. Garlick, 1, born West Barns, Haddingstone.






William arrived in Canada in May 1908, sailing on the S.S. Laurentic.


William is also remembered on the war memorial at the Presbyterian Church formerly on London Road, Ipswich and at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.

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Canadian Infantry, Eastern Ontario Regiment, 21st Battalion:





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