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.
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.