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Thomas Burdett

In memory of:

Private Thomas Burdett

August 19, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

400803

Age:

37

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Division:

58th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 6, 1878

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:

Valley Cottages Cem. Zillebeke, Mem. B. 6.

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

  • Memorial– WWI memorial window St. George's Anglican Church in London where Thomas is remembered
  • Grave marker– Valley Cottages Cemetery Zillebeek Memorial - Inscription reads: "To the memory of these 72 Soldiers of the British Empire killed in action in 1915, 1916 and 1917 and buried at the time in Valley Cemetery and Transport Farm Annexe Zillebeek whose graves were destroyed in later battles. Their glory shall not be forgotten." ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground ... photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Grave marker ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground ... photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Stone of Remembrance ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground ... photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Cemetery ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground ... photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper clipping– Thomas mentioned in article. In memory of the men and women of London, Ontario (and area) who went to war and did not come home. Remembered on the pages of the World War One issues of the London Advertiser. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • 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. (K. Falconer & 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)
  • Photo of Thomas Burdett– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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