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Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

Private John Francis Burrows ’16

Died: August 10, 1918

Pte. John F. Burrows, son of Mr. J. Burrows of Hamilton, Bermuda, was at U.C.C. from 1911-1916. He joined the 69th Artillery Battery in Toronto in April 1917, and was sent overseas the next month. Shortly afterwards he joined a machine gun section. Early this year while on the firing line he was gassed; after several weeks in hospital he rejoined his unit and was officially reported killed in action on August 10th.

College Times (Summer 1918) pg. 27


More information about Private John Francis Burrows ’16 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

The Roll of Pupils of Upper Canada College, Toronto : January 1830 to June 1916

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Library Archives Canada (digitized service record)

Canadian Great War Project

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Canada At War

The Royal British Legion – Every Man Remembered

Wisden – Obituaries During the War, 1914-1919

Canada Cricket – Lest We Forget