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George Wheelock Burbidge

In memory of:

Captain George Wheelock Burbidge

March 4, 1943

Military Service


Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Engineers

Division:

4 Field Coy.

Additional Information


Born:

May 7, 1917
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlistment:

June 25, 1940

Son of Frederick Maxwell and S. Mary Burbidge (nee Stewart). Husband of Barbara Ruth Burbidge (nee Walker) of Westmount, Quebec. B.Sc. Engineering.

Commemorated on Page 141 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Panel 14.

Location:

Cassino War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. It is situated in the valley of the River Liri immediately below the southern spurs of the central Apennines. Above it a distance of one kilometre is the dominating hill on which stands the Abbey of Monte Cassino, founded by St. Benedict in the year 529 on the site of an ancient temple of Apollo. If approaching the cemetery by road, follow the Highway A2 from Rome to Naples and leave it at the Cassino exit. After passing the pay booths, follow the sign for Cassino. At the traffic lights, after a block of flats, turn right towards the locality of S. Angelo and the CWGC signs will then be seen.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of George Burbidge– Photo submitted for the project Operation Picture Me with the permission of McGill University from their web site, 'McGill Remembers'
  • Newspaper Clipping– Capt George Wheelock Burbidge MIA Montreal Gazette April 6 1943 courtesy McGill University archives
  • Cassino Memorial– located within the Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013 ... Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Inscription on the Cassino Memorial– located within the Cassino War Cemetery - May 2013 ... Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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