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Private Vidler was the son of Mr C. Vidler of Wood End Cottages, Dunkirk, born on 17 September 1883. He had emigrated to Canada, and joined the Canadian Army at Edmonton on 8 January 1915. The attestation papers, copied below, which Albert Vidler signed when he enlisted, appear on the Canadian National Archives web site. He describes his occupation as a Dairyman.
He is buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground at Ypres, in Belgium, where his grave reference number is VI.E.39. The commune of Zillebeke contains many Commonwealth cemeteries as the front line trenches ran through it during the greater part of the First World War.
Railway Dugouts Cemetery is 2 Kms west of Zillebeke village, where the railway runs on an embankment overlooking a small farmstead, which was known to the troops as Transport Farm. The names "Railway Dugouts" and "Transport Farm" were both used for the cemetery.The cemetery now contains 2,459 Commonwealth burials and commemorations of the First World War. 430 of the burials are unidentified.
His name does not appear on any of the local war memorials.
National Archives in association with Ancestry.com. 1911 England census database
Canadian Army WWI Records
Faversham and East Kent Times
Commonwealth War Graves Commission website: CWGC.org
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Railway Dugouts Burial Ground