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Edward Albert Birch

In memory of:

Private Edward Albert Birch

April 25, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

166717

Age:

34

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Pioneers

Division:

2nd

Additional Information


Native of England. Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Birch, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 54 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

J. 9.

Location:

DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located 5 Km south west of Ieper town centre, in the village of Dikkebus itself. ( * Dikkebus is the modern spelling of Dickebusch). From Ieper town centre the Dikkebusseweg (N375), is reached via Elverdingsestraat, straight over a roundabout onto J. Capronstraat (for 30 metres), then left along M. Fochlaan. Immediately after the train station, the first right hand turning is the Dikkebusseweg. On reaching the village of Dikkebus, the DICKEBUSH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY is located on the Kerkstraat, which is a small street turning left off the Dikkebusseweg. 200 metres along this street, and just beyond the village church lies the cemetery. This cemetery lies opposite Dickebusch New Military Extension.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames: Birch to Blakstad. Mircoform Sequence 10; Volume Number 31829_B034746; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 154 Page 13 of 734
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram May 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram May 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram May 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Sons of England War Memorial– Designed by Charles Adamson in bronze and granite, the Sons of England war memorial is located on University Avenue at Elm Street in Toronto.  The inscription on this 1923 Memorial reads:   ERECTED BY MEMBERS OF TORONTO DISTRICTS SONS OF ENGLAND BENEFIT SOCIETY IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR.
  • Close up of Sons of England War Memorial– Edward Albert Birch's name is included on the SOE War Memorial.
  • Grave Marker
  • Dickebushe Cemetery's Entrance
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  The Globe Toronto Thursday May 4 1916

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