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William Patrick Burns

In memory of:

Private William Patrick Burns

June 4, 1918

Military Service

Service Number:





Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)


75th Bn.

Additional Information

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

Burial Information


Somme, France

Grave Reference:

II. F. 3.


Gezaincourt is a village in the Department of the Somme, situated 2 kilometres to the south-west of the town of Doullens, and BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY lies to the south of the village. There is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission signpost in Gezaincourt village opposite the Chateau entrance.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • 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 435 of 926.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Pte. William Patrick Burns was born on March 13th, 1893.  He enlisted in the 91st Battalion on September 13th, 1915 in St. Thomas, Ontario.  At that time his father was living at 45 Manitoba Street in St. Thomas.  Pte. Burns listed his occupation as brickmaker and had no prior military experience.
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Bagneux British Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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