Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.
William Irvin "Pink" Reid

William Irvin "Pink" Reid[1]

Male 1883 - 1917  (34 years)

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  • Name William Irvin "Pink" Reid 
    Born 26 Oct 1883  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Military WW1 
    Residence 1891  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    C. Presbyterian 
    Occupation 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Labourer = Gravel pit 
    Residence 1911  Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Presbyterian 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    WW1, Private, 111th Battalion 
    Military 1914  WW1 Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    WW1, Service #730408 
    Misfortune 1917 
    Killed in WW1 
    Residence Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Residence Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-104439P 
    Died 11 Nov 1917  , Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Cause: Cause: Killed in Action 
    Buried Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Ieper, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I104439  Generations
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2024 

    Father Alexander Reid,   b. 1 Jul 1834, Reidsville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1919, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Margaret Lillico Brown,   b. 4 Jun 1854, Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1935, Ayr, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 29 Dec 1876  Blenheim Twp., Oxford Co., Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F15124  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Private William Irwin Reid
    Private William Irwin Reid

  • Notes 
    • Pte. William Reid the Latest to Make the Supreme Sacrifice

      Mr. and Mrs. Alex. Reid of Ayr received a telegram Sunday morning from the Military Intelligence Office at Ottawa announcing the death in action on Nov 11, of their son, Pte. William Reid. "Pink," as he was familiarly known among his associates, enlisted with the 111th Battalion, and had therefore been overseas for some time. He was popular with a large circle of friends who will sincerely regret his fate. Besides his aged parents he leaves two brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss. Three of them, John, Mrs. Greer and Miss Ella, reside in Toronto while David is at the parental home. Out of respect to the memory of Pte. Reid and Lance Corp. Carpenter, the town flag, the emblem of Empire for which they gave their lives, is flying at half-mast.

      The Ayr News Nov 29 1917 pg 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.
      Name: William Irvin Reid Birth Date: 26 Oct 1883 Birth Location: Ary, Ontario, Canada Residence: Ayr, Ontario Relative: Mrs Margaret Reid Relationship: Mother Regiment Number: 730408

    2. [S1282] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1911, p 15.

    3. [S564] Census - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - 1891, pg 15.

    4. [S57] Vit - ON - Birth Registration.
      Name: William Irvine Reid Date of Birth: 26 Oct 1883 Gender: Male Birth Place: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada Father's name: Alexander Reid Mother's name: Margaret Brown

    5. [S157] Military - Canada - World War I - Attestation papers.

    6. [S2231] Military - Kitchener Public Library - Soldier Information Card Collection - World War One.

    7. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Reid/ Alexander Reid/ July 1, 1834 - Nov. 30, 1919/ Margaret Brown his wife/ June 4, 1854 - July 8, 1935/ Albert EdwIn - son - Apr. 12, 1881 - Feb. 26, 1893/ Kattie May - dau. - May 6, 1888 - Mar. 6, 1893/ William Irvin - son -/ born Oct. 26, 1883/ Killed in Action Nov. 11, 1917/ at Passchendaele/ David Arthur - Son-/ Sept. 4, 1879 - Jan. 6, 1959/ + [veteran's Poppy].

    8. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Margaret Lillias Age: 22 Birth Date: abt 1854 Birth Place: Blenheim, Ontario Marriage Date: 29 Dec 1876 Marriage County or District: Oxford Father: David Brown Mother: Isabella Brown Spouse: Alexander Reid Spouse's Age: 41 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1835 Spouse Birth Place: North Dumfries Spouse Father: John Reid Spouse Mother: Catharine Reid

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Oct 1883 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - C. Presbyterian - 1891 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer = Gravel pit - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Presbyterian - 1911 - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - AYR, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cause: Killed in Action - 11 Nov 1917 - , Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Ieper, , West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Link to Google Earth
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