Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Newburn

In memory of:

Private George Newburn

August 15, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

180288

Age:

18

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

7th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

April 7, 1899
London, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

November 6, 1915
Victoria, British Columbia

Commemorated on Page 301 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

XVII. H. 1.

Location:

Loos (Loos-en-Gohelle) is a village to the north of the road from Lens to Bethune. From Lens, take the N43 towards Bethune. Arriving at Loos, turn right at CWGC sign post. The LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY is about 1 kilometre from Loos Church in the southern part of the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of September 18, 1917. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist59y242uvic#page/n0/mode/1up
  • Vimy memorial– Canada's Vimy Memorial, located approximately 8 kilometres to the north-east of Arras, France. May the sacrifice of so many never be forgotten. (J. Stephens)
  • Inscription– His name as it is inscribed on the Vimy Memorial (2010). Over 11,000 fallen Canadians having no known place of burial in France, are honoured on this Memorial. May they never be forgotten. (J. Stephens)

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