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Joseph Burnett

In memory of:

Private Joseph Burnett

November 3, 1917

Military Service

Service Number:







Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)


42nd Bn.

Additional Information


January 13, 1897

Son of John and Hannah Burnett, of 2921, Mance St., Montreal.

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

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

XXXII. F. 10.


Tyne Cot Cemetery is located 9 Km north east of Ieper town centre on the Tynecotstraat, a road leading from the Zonnebeekseweg (N332). The cemetery itself lies 700 meters along the Tynecotstraat on the right hand side of the road. Tyne Cot or Tyne Cottage was the name given by the Northumberland Fusiliers to a barn which stood near the level crossing on the Passchendaele-Broodseinde road. Three of these blockhouses still stand in the cemetery; the largest, which was captured on 4 October 1917 by the 3rd Australian Division, was chosen as the site for the Cross of Sacrifice by King George V during his pilgrimage to the cemeteries of the Western Front in Belgium and France in 1922. The Tyne Cot Cemetery is now the resting-place of nearly 12,000 soldiers of the Commonwealth Forces, the largest number of burials of any Commonwealth cemetery of either world war.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Joseph Burnett– According to his Attestation Paper, Joseph Burnett was a labourer.  He enlisted on  September 4, 1915 in Montreal with the 73rd Battalion, Royal Highlanders of Canada, Canadian Expeditionary Forces.

Photo taken from "A Short History and Photographic Record of the 73rd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Royal Highlanders of Canada" Page 28.
  • Attestation paper– Attestation Paper 
Source Library and Archives Canada Soldiers of the First World War.
  • Attestation paper– Attestation Paper 
Source Library and Archives Canada Soldiers of the First World War.
  • Cemetery
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave marker
  • Essay (Page 1)
  • Essay (Page 2)

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