Comprehensive Casualty CEF Collection,
Private Burnet (164th BN/102nd BN); Here is the most extensive and complete CEF casualty groupings offered by eMedals; this group refers to Private Alexander Cooper Burnet - 663048- of Oakville, Ontario and having fought with the 102 Battalion CEF. A fantastic historical collection with well preserved documentation and medals. This group contains the following items:Canadian Memorial Cross. (663048 Pte. A C BURNET) Officially engraved, dark patina, otherwise in very fine condition. Accompanied by original case, very fine condition. British War and Victory Medals. (663048 PTE. A. C. BURNET 102-CAN. INF.) Officially impressed, worn, but in very fine condition. Memorial Plaque. (Alexander Cooper Burnet) Officially embossed, minimal wear or bruising, and remains in extremely fine condition. Accompanied by original cardboard sleeve which remains in very fine condition. Commonwealth War Graves Commission Bourlon Wood Cemetery Page, RMS Carpathia NCO?s Menu (April, 12, 1917), Attestation Papers: 164th Battalion, Oakville, Ontario, Minister of Militia Official Sympathy letter, Private Alexander Cooper Burnet Commemorative Death Scroll (re: George V, King & Country), 164th Battalion Emblem original 8" x 10" pencil sketch by Walter A. Ball (CAMC, 1917), CEF Official large Death Certificate for Sept. 27th, 1918 (dated Oct. 15th, 1919), Large torn OHMS brown envelope with original stamps (originally containing certificates and letters), Dog tag: "663048 Sgt. Burnet 102 BN P" on front & "Canadian" on reverse and in very fine condition, Official War & Victory medal ribbons unused with Minister of Militia?s official medal release form letter, "Mother" plastic brooch pin (45cm x 61cm), 39 original B&W photos, a few duplicates, showing 164th BN in training, individual shots, group shots, three personal greeting cards -Christmas & personal, Official Business card from Minister of Militia, Cut-out poem: "For Honour and For Her", two small official Medal & Memorial Plaque mailing envelopes, Roll of Honour paper Page for West Coast Parish, Edinburgh, Scotland, circa 1919 (fair condition), 164th BN official Greeting Card (embossed).Alexander Cooper Burnet was born in Ediburgh, Scotland on May 12th, 1886 and later immigrated to Oakville, Ontario, where he married Margaret Burnet. Burnet was a gardener by trade, yet had previously military service as a Territorial Lance Sergeant in the United Kingdom. Enlisting in the Halton & Peel?s 164th Battalion on Dec. 7th, 1915, Burnet trained with the 164th Battalion in Oakville and Milton. Transferred to the 102nd Battalion (Central Ontario Regiment), Burnet went overseas on the RMS Carpathia (famed ship that rescued passengers from the ill fated RMS Titanic) on April 10th, 1917. At Witley, England, Burnet embarked with the 102nd BN and arrived in France on March 1st, 1918. In May, 1918 Burnet reverted back to the rank of Private at his own request. It is noted that on May 23, 1918, Burnet was admonished for an unspecified loss of equipment & had his pay docked. Private Burnet was killed in action, dying instantly after receiving a shrapnel wound to the head during the attack on Bourlon Wood, on Sept. 27th, 1918. This was part of a major offensive against Canal Du Nord, also known as "Canada?s Hundred Days." Private A. C. Burnet is buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery, France.