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William Risk Burr

In memory of:

Private William Risk Burr

April 18, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

790636

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

47th Battalion

Additional Information


Born:

November 28, 1885

Son of Mrs. Margaret A. Burr, of 218 Fourth St., New Westminster, British Columbia.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WADSLEY CHURCHYARD
Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

11.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of William Risk Burr– This photo (circa 1916) is last time the family saw William Burr, as he was departing from Ladner, BC. From left (rear): Harry Mitchell, Alice Mitchell (Burr), William Risk Burr. From left (front): Jean Mitchell, Bill Mitchell, Berenice Mitchell, Doris Mitchell and Rena Mitchell.
  • Portrait of William Risk Burr
  • Postcard from training camp– Postcard from training camp in Nelson BC, addressed to his sister, Mrs. H.A. Mitchell.  Message: Hello All. Gee you would laugh at the funny little farms along the line through Quebec. We had a gread
spread a few evenings ago with the pheasants as the main course. They were fine.  Will
  • Postcard 2 from training camp– Postcard from training camp in Nelson BC, addressed to his sister, Mrs. H.A. Mitchell. Message: Hello All. Say this place has the flats skinned for mud. They should have supplied us with hip gumboots. This is the only card I could get to-night. Will send another some time.  Will
  • Postcard from London– Postcard from London, England, addressed to his sister, Miss
Gertrude E. Burr.   Message: Sorry I can't write you a letter just now Gert - this is the best I can do.  I'll write you when I get back to camp. Good boy and went to church this morning, St. Paul's Cathedral.  Will
  • Gravemarker– Wadsley churchyard, Sheffield, England
  • Wadsley Churchyard

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