Thursday, 9 August 2007

Private Herbert Laurence Burmester

Born on 8 October 1877 in Surrey, England - husband of Isobel Burmester, Ottawa, Ontario - enlistment records provide the following: present address in Ottawa, Ontario, trade as clerk, married, no current military service, previously served 2.5 years with Band[?] Rifles South Africa, Church of England, height of 5 feet 8.75 inches, chest of 36 inches fully expanded, medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion in Ottawa, Ontario, on 17 May 1916 (number 246311) - taken on the strength of the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion on 26 or 27 September 1917 - wounded on 30 October 1917 - invalided to England on 16 November 1917.

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