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Edwin Lyle Berkinshaw

In memory of:

Captain Edwin Lyle Berkinshaw

June 3, 1916

Military Service


Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (British Columbia Regt.)

Additional Information


Born:

May 3, 1894
Toronto, Ontario

Son of William H. and Frances Eugene Berkinshaw, of Calgary, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 53 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. D. 37.

Location:

RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (Transport Farm) is located 2 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Komenseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. The cemetery itself is located 1.2 Km along the Komenseweg 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 Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Bell to Bernaquez.  Mircoform Sequence 8; Volume Number 31829_B016718; Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 152 Page 661 of 670
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of Edwin Berkinshaw– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of Edwin Berkinshaw– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me. From the Annie Boyes collection courtesy of the Simcoe County Archives. http://www.simcoe.ca/dpt/arc
  • Grave Marker– Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Stone of Remembrance– Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Edwin Lyle Berkinshaw– The W. R. Brock Co. Ltd. Roll of Honour appeared in "Canada's Aid to the Allies" and "Peace Memorial" published by the Montreal Standard Printing Co. Ltd., Montreal.   This large glossy publication included numerous Rolls of Honour belonging to Canadian businesses and was published shortly after the war's end.  W. R. Brock Co. sold wholesale dry goods, smallwares, furnishings.  Offices were located in major cities throughout Canada.  Captain Berkinshaw's photo appeared on the full page Roll of Honour.  He was from the company's Calgary warehouse.
  • Honour Roll
  • Monument– Captain Edwin Lyle Berkinshaw's name is included on his family monument at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Inscription
  • Inscription 2
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star for 6 June 1916, page 5.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Clipping Calgary Daily Herald June 5, 1916.
  • Newspaper clipping– Story from Calgary Daily Herald June 5, 1916
  • Grave marker– The grave marker at the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens 2010)
  • Railway Dugouts Burial Ground– The Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery, located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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