Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Edward Swift Burford

In memory of
Private
Edward Swift Burford
April 9, 1917

Military Service:

Service Number:
192871
Age:
25
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)
Division:
15th Bn.

Additional Information:

Born:
April 30, 1891 Quebec City, Québec
Enlistment:
August 23, 1915 Toronto, Ontario

Son of John and Kate Swift Burford, Quebec City, Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 210 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY (France) ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
Arras Road Cemetery, Memorial 33.
Location:
Thelus is a village about 6.5 kilometres north of Arras and 1 kilometre east of the main road from Arras to Lens. The NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY is on the western side of the main road and about 1.5 kilometres south of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of EDWARD SWIFT BURFORD – Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Memorial – Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. In memory of the members of the 15th, 92nd and 134th Battalions (48th Highlanders) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Press Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Grave Marker – Photo BrigGen G. Young 15th Battalion Memorial Project Team
		
 DILEAS GU BRATH.
  • Badge – Cap Badge 15th Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15tyh Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Badge – Cap Badge 92nd Bn (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Private Burford was originally a member of the 92nd Bn before transfer to the 15th Bn as a reinforcement. Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Shoulder patch – Shoulder Patch (48th Highlanders of Canada).  Submitted by Capt V Goldman, 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Vimy Cross – Vimy Cross erected by the 15th Battalion following the 9 April 1917 battle at Vimy Ridge to commemorate those who fell during the engagement.  Photo from the archives of the 48th Highlanders Museum, Toronto.  Provided by BGen (ret) G Young and submitted by Capt (ret) V Goldman of the 15th Battalion Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Vimy Cross – The Vimy Cross was returned to the  48th Highlanders after the war by the CWGC and currently rests in a place of honour in their Regimental Museum.  All the names of those 15th Battalion members killed during battle at Vimy Ridge remain clearly visible on the cross.  Photo by BGen (ret) G Young and submitted by Capt (ret) V Goldman of the 15th Battalion Memorial Project.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Record of Service – Record of Service Card (front only).  Submitted by 15th Bn Memorial Project Team.  DILEAS GU BRATH
  • Grave marker – The grave marker at the Nine Elms Cemetery located outside Roclincourt, France. It is located about 5 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Nine Elms Military Cemtery – Nine Elms Cemetery – The Nine Elms Cemetery, located at Roclincourt, France. It is about 5 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial in France. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Grave marker – Edward Swift Burford's Memorial, June 12, 2015

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