Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Sidney Burton

In memory of:

Private Sidney Burton

October 2, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

157097

Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

June 4, 1883

Son of Charles J. and Helen Burton, of London, England; husband of Valentina Burton, of 376, Oakwood Avenue, Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 62 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. F. 5.

Location:

Courcelette is a village some 10 kilometres north-east of the town of Albert, just off the D929 road to Bapaume. The Courcelette British Cemetery is approximately 1 kilometre west of the village on the south side of a track, suitable for cars, from the secondary road from Courcelette to Pozieres. The route is signposted in the village.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Family photo – Wife Valentina Burton and children left to right, Charles 7 years, in mother's arms, Samuel 3 years, Lawrence 5 years, and twin Sidney Jr. 5 years.  The twins turned five years on October 29th 1916.
  • Photo of SIDNEY BURTON – Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Memorial – Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of Sidney Burton – Son Sidney C. (B6759) served in the Royal Canadian Artillery in the invasion of Sicily, Italy, Holland and Belgium, after being posted in England from April of 1942. He had two young children in Canada, Valanne and John.
  • Family photo – Son Sidney Jr. with uncles Charles and Harry, brothers of Sidney Sr.
Harry was the brother who was mentioned in the newspaper obituary as "fighting in the trenches."
  • Memorial – War memorial, Longfield, Kent, England UK. Sidney's parents lived here until they emigrated in turn - 1922.
  • Inscription – Inscription on War memorial, Longfield, Kent, England UK. Sidney's parents lived here until they emigrated in turn - 1922.

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