McBurnie, Edward

Regimental Number: 3213595
Rank: Private
Branch: 1st Depot Battalion, Alberta Regiment; Canadian Army Medical Corps

Ed was born on May 2, 1889 in Cress Hill, Scotland. He and his brother Jock immigrated to Canada in the early 1910s, settling first in Saskatchewan and in 1913 came to Spirit River. Ed’s homestead was located at 5-78-5-W6. He was drafted in 1918 and returned to his farm after being discharged in 1919. In 1928, Ed sold his farm and moved to British Columbia. He eventually returned to Spirit River because of his poor health. He died on March 29, 1961 and was buried in the local Legion cemetery plot.

Sources: Chepi Sepe p. 182, 660