Burnett, Richard “Dick”

Regimental Number: 506600
Rank: Corporal
Branch: 8th Battalion, Canadian Engineers

Richard was born in Cardiff, Wales on December 26, 1887. His family immigrated to Niagara Falls when he was an early teen, and he continued on to the Peace Country in 1916 and filed on his homestead on October 4. Just three months later, he enlisted in the Canadian army and went overseas. On one of his leaves he met Margaret Scallon, an Irish woman stationed in London with the WAAC. The couple was married on June 13, 1921 and they headed west to Richard’s homestead in Elmworth.

Sources: Beaverlodge to the Rockies p. 263