BURROWS, Lance Corporal Michael

BURROWS, Lance Corporal Michael   (On Nelson Cenotaph as L Burrows)

Regimental Number: 442342

Military Unit: Canadian Machine Gun Corps, 7th Battalion

Date of Death: 9 April, 1917 (Vimy Ridge)

Age at Death:   35

Place of Burial: La Chaudiere Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France


Attestation: 10 May, 1915, Vernon Camp (witness W. Swannell) (54th Battalion)

Previous Military Experience: Served with the 2nd V.B. Gloucester Regiment                                

Date and Place of Birth: 31 May, 1881; St. John’s, Nfld.

Occupation: Miner

Residence: Nelson area

Next of Kin: Mrs. Helen Scott, c/o P.J. Sheran, 918 Baker St., Nelson

Religion: Church of England

Marital Status: Single                          

Newspaper items; Letters; Other information:

The Daily News, April 30, 1917:

Corp. Michael Burrows, 442342, formerly of Nelson, was killed in action April 9, according to an official communication received by P.J. Sheran. Corp. Burrows enlisted at Nelson with a Kootenay-Boundary battalion during the summer of 1915 and went overseas under the command of Major Gilbert Anderson. He was transferred to an overseas draft shortly after his arrival in England. He served with the 2nd V.B. Gloucester regiment. His next of kin is given as Mrs. Helen Scott of Nelson. For ten years prior to enlisting, Corp. Burrows had been well known in the mining and logging camps throughout the district. He received promotion at the front.

Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War. (Library and Archives Canada):

Killed by enemy machine gun fire, during the attack at Vimy Ridge.