Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Riley Burleigh

In memory of:

Private William Riley Burleigh

July 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

124197

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

18th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

September 20, 1897

Son of John and Mary Ann Burleigh, of 123, Wellington St., East, Chatham, Ontario.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

II. C. 14.

Location:

Barlin is a village about 11 kilometres south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 kilometres south-east of Bruay. The BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers – Circumstances of Death Register. This soldier's service record notes: Died of wounds received from enemy shell bursting in billet at No. 6 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station.

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