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Russell Hugh Burgar

In memory of:

Private Russell Hugh Burgar

May 2, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

432149

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment)

Division:

49th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

September 29, 1896

Enlistment:

January 4, 1915
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Hugh and Cora Burgar, of Edmonton, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 61 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:

Sp. Mem. J. 11.

Location:

Maple Copse Cemetery is located 5 Km south east of Ieper town centre, a road leading from the Meenseweg (N8), connecting Ieper to Menen. From Ieper town centre the Meenseweg is located via Torhoutstraat and right onto Basculestraat. Basculestraat ends at a main cross roads, directly over which begins the Meenseweg. 2.5 Km along the Meenseweg shortly after the Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, lies the right hand turning onto Wulvestraat. About 1 Km along the Wulvestraat is the left hand turning onto Schachteweidestraat. The cemetery itself is located 2 Km along the Schachteweidestraat on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Family photo– Russell is shown here as a little boy, 
with his parents, Hugh and Cora...his older sister Urith, and younger brother
Hiram (my father).
  • Photo of Russell Hugh Burgar
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker

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