Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Thomas Burkley Hefford

In memory of:

Private Thomas Burkley Hefford

July 1, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

1532

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Newfoundland Regiment

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Son of James and Lydia Hefford, of New Harbour, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland.

Commemorated on Page 55 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

Sp. Mem. 38.

Location:

ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY is in the Department of the Somme, about 2 kilometres south of the village of Beaumont-Hamel.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

Send us your images
  • Picture of Thomas Burkley Hefford– Thomas in his uniform.
  • The Danger Tree, Beaumont Hamel, France– It was erected in remembrance of those Newfoundlanders that died on that fateful day of July 1, 1916 at Beaumont Hamel during the First World War.
  • Hat– A hat typical of those worn by the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
  • Ancre British Cemetery– Ancre British Cemetery is the burial site of Thomas. The tombstones of a
few other Royal Newfoundland Regiment men can be seen in this
picture.
  • July Drive Article– This article depicts the events that occured on July 1, 1916, often known as 'The July Drive'.

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