Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Robert Hay Balbirnie

In memory of:

Private Robert Hay Balbirnie

September 28, 1918

Military Service


Service Number:

258945

Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Machine Gun Corps

Division:

4th Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 18, 1888
Edinburgh, Scotland

Son of Mrs. J. L. Balbirnie, of Pleasantdale, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 363 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

I. C. 7.

Location:

Bourlon is a village approximately 6 kilometres west of Cambrai. It lies between the main Cambrai to Bapaume road (N30) and the Cambrai to Arras road (D939). The BOURLON WOOD CEMETERY is signposted from the centre of the village as is the Canadian Forces Memorial. On approaching the Memorial the road should be followed to the left where an unsurfaced track descends about 200 metres to the cemetery.

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:  Babb to Barjarow. Microform Sequence 5; Volume Number 31829_B016715. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 149.  Page 575 of 1072.

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