Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Henry Alexander Burnett

In memory of:

Private Henry Alexander Burnett

April 7, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

187510

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

1st Canadian Mounted Rifles (Saskatchewan Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

April 2, 1898
Rosebank, Manitoba

Enlistment:

November 16, 1915
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of William and Mary Burnett, of Carman, Manitoba.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY (France)
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. G. 3.

Location:

Thelus is a village about 6.5 kilometres north of Arras and 1 kilometre east of the main road from Arras to Lens. The NINE ELMS MILITARY CEMETERY is on the western side of the main road and about 1.5 kilometres south of the village.

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 during World War One. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Henry Alexander Burnett– Henry Alexander (Sandy)(1898-1917)was killed in the assault on Vimy Ridge, April 9, 1917
  • Group Photo– Henry Alexander "Sandy" Burnett (seated left)
Dick Burnett (Brother, seated right)
Joe Anderson (standing)
Sandy Burnett was a member of the 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles. Sandy was killed April 9, 1917 during the attack on Vimy Ridge. He was 19 years old. His brother Dick Burnett was badly wounded, losing his leg, but surviving the war.
  • Cemetery– Nine Elms Cemetery – The Nine Elms Cemetery, located at Roclincourt, France. It is about 5 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial in France. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Grave Marker– Grave Marker – The grave marker at the Nine Elms Cemetery located outside Roclincourt, France. It is located about 5 kilometres from Canada's Vimy Memorial. May he rest in peace. (John & Anne Stephens 2013)
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Burbank to Bytheway. Microform Sequence 16; Volume Number 31829_B016725. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 160.  Page 291 of 926.

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