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Edward Francis Burgess

In memory of:

Lieutenant Edward Francis Burgess

October 1, 1918

Military Service


Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Edward Doyle Burgess and Sarah Jane Burgess, of 66, Stanley St., London, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 377 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. B. 1.

Location:

Sancourt is a village in the Department of the Nord 5 kilometres north-west of Cambrai and one kilometre east of the main road to Douai. The SANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY is about 635 metres north-west of the village on the old Douai-Cambrai road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Edward Francis Burgess– Enlisted March 1915, with the 36th Battalion as a private, earning his commission on the battefield. Killed at Cambrai.
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Burbank to Bytheway. Microform Sequence 16; Volume Number 31829_B016725. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 160.  Page 107 of 926.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Letter from Lt. Edward F. Burgess.  Lt. Burgess indicates that he was wounded on June 4th.  The Canadians were among those who fought in the Battle of Mt. Sorrel, June 2-13, 1916.

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