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Raymond Clifford Burton

In memory of:

Private Raymond Clifford Burton

June 13, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

431142

Age:

18

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Motor Machine Gun Brigade

Division:

Eatons Motor Machine Gun Bty.

Additional Information


Born:

September 24, 1897

Son of Frank Burton Annie Maude Brown (formerly Burton), of British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 62 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Sp. Mem. J. 15.

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

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Daily Colonist of June 24, 1916. Image taken from web address of https://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist58y168uvic#mode/1up.
  • Wartime diary– Page 6 of the war diary of the Eaton Motor Machine Gun Battery which details the circumstances of death for Private Burton.
  • Photo of RAYMOND CLIFFORD BURTON– From the Daily Colonist of June 25, 1916. Image taken from web address of http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist58y169uvic#page/n9/mode/1up.
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker

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