Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Berton Hurlbert: CWGC Beechwood

On 7 March 1918 Flying Officer Cadet Berton Earl Hurlbert was killed in a flying accident at Benbrook Field while training at Camp Talinfero, Fort Worth, Texas.
The body was returned to Ottawa for burial with military honours from the family home at 141 Fourth Avenue on 14 March to Beechwood Cemetery.
He was born 19 March 1893 in Augusta Township, Grnville County, Ontario, the oldest son and second child of farmer Berton A. Hurlbert and Gussic Birks Hurlbert.

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