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H K Burnett – Oct. 19, 1918

A Field Service Postcard sent to his mother on the day the 72nd was, “owing to the hasty retreat of the enemy”, on the move from Aubencheul-au-Bac to Bugnicourt in northern France. On arrival they were ordered to move on to Fosse St. Roch. The Field Service Postcard, often referred […]

H K Burnett – Dec. 30, 1917

A brief letter written to his mother from the 72nd Battalion’s position at Vancouver Camp, Chateau de la Hare on Dec. 30, 1917. The Battalion had just returned from 10 days in the front lines. They arrived at 2:30am and the day was devoted to cleaning up. Transcription: “France, Dec. […]

H K Burnett – Dec. 16, 1917

A letter written to his mother from the 72nd Battalion’s position near Auchel in northern France on Dec. 16, 1917. The Battalion had spent the last week in intense preparation for a marching and firing competition held on Dec. 15th. The Battalion spent the Sunday afternoon preparing for the move […]

H K Burnett – Dec. 9, 1917

A letter written to his mother from the 72nd Battalion’s position near Auchel in northern France on Dec. 9, 1917. The Battalion had spent the last week on intensive training and sport. The results from the Saturday afternoon football match were: 72nd Battalion FC 7 4th Cdn Divisional HQ nil […]

H K Burnett – Dec. 1, 1917

A letter written to his mother from the 72nd Battalion’s position near Auchel in northern France on Dec. 1, 1917. Harry rejoined his Battalion on November 23 after having been wounded on June 26. The Battalion had spent the last week training and preparing for a marching and firing competition […]

H K Burnett – Nov. 11, 1917

A letter written to his mother while in France. He didn’t return to his Battalion until November 23 so it is likely he was at the 4th Canadian Infantry Base Depot at this time (in this letter he suggests his mother should ship parcels to the Depot and “if I […]

H K Burnett – Oct. 7, 1917

A letter written to his mother while in France. He didn’t return to his Battalion until November 23 so it is likely he was at the 4th Canadian Infantry Base Depot at this time (in his letter of Nov 11, 1917 he suggests his mother should ship parcels to the […]

Harry Kirby Burnett

Soldier’s Details: Born: May 14, 1892 Where: New Westminster, BC Died: May 25, 1979 Relation: Not related Enlisted: June 1, 1916 (page 1, page 2) Married: No Reg. #: 1015517 Regiment: 231st Overseas Battalion, 72nd Batt (Seaforth Highlanders) Rank: Private, Lance-Corporal (1917), Sergeant (Oct. 26, 1918) View his original letters on Flickr View letter transcriptions on my blog  Timeline June 1916 1 –   […]