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WWI Memorial Collection. Pte. Burdett, 58th Batt.

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WWI Memorial Collection. Pte. Burdett, 58th Batt.

British War and Victory Medal (400803 PTE. T. BURNETT. 58-CAN.INF.). Naming is officially impressed, crisp detail; Memorial Plaque named (THOMAS BURNETT) and two General Service Collar Dogs mounted to red cloth, wrapped around plate glass, with acknowledgement of the deceased from Buckingham Palace under glass on reverse; 33rd Battalion Collar Dog; 4th Mounted Rifle Battalion Cap Badge; Army Service Corps Cap Badge; 7th Fusiliers Cap Badge; "33" (maker marked H.W. ELLIS CO. LTD. 95) and "INF" (maker marked CARON BROS. MONTREAL 1915) Shoulder Tabs; Dog Tag (stamped "T. BURDETT 58 C.E.F. 400803 R.C."); WWII Dog Tag (engraved "C. BURDETT. A-63124." on obverse and "Charlie Xmas 1943 Gladys", marked GOLD FILLED STERLING BASE and maker marked ECCO on reverse); Sergeant Stripes; Book of Common Prayer, named to "Pte. T. Burnett, 33rd Battalion CEF" from David Willaims, Bishop of Huron; and WWII Italian theatre Trench Art wristband. Accompanied by copies of his Attestation Paper, Service Records and Medical Records. As a group, very fine. Footnote: Thomas Burndett was born in Leicester, England on November 6, 1878. He signed his Attestion Paper on April 6, 1915 in London, Ontario. He stated that he was married, that his trade was that of a Labourer and that he had had five years previous military experience as a member of the 17th Regiment in England. He went overseas with the 33rd Infantry Battalion but was transferred to the 58th Battalion on May 8, 1916 while in France. He was Killed In Action on August 19, 1916 and is buried in the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Valley Cottages Cemetery, on the Komenseweg, between Komen and Ieper, Belgium.
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