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John Edward Burns

In memory of:

Sergeant John Edward Burns

August 15, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

412180

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment)

Division:

24th Bn.

Additional Information


Son of Joseph and Jessie Burns, of Madoc, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 210 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

III. D. 5.

Location:

Barlin is a village about 11 kilometres south-west of Bethune on the D188, between the Bethune-Arras and Bethune-St. Pol roads, about 6.5 kilometres south-east of Bruay. The BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY and EXTENSION lie to the north of the village on the D171 road to Houchin.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John Edward Burns– Photo of J. "Ed" Burns
  • Circumstances of Death Registers– Source: Library and Archives Canada.  CIRCUMSTANCES OF DEATH REGISTERS, FIRST WORLD WAR Surnames:  Burbank to Bytheway. Microform Sequence 16; Volume Number 31829_B016725. Reference RG150, 1992-93/314, 160.  Page 383 of 926.
  • Original Grave marker– Grave Marker 1917
  • Roll of Honour– "This Roll of Honour has been prepared as a permanent tribute to those men of the teaching profession in Ontario, who enlisted in connection with the Great War."  Source:  The Roll of Honour of the Ontario Teachers Who Served in the Great War 1914-1918 (The Ryerson Press: Toronto, 1922).   The 1914-1918 Roll of Service for Ontario Teachers contains 851 names.  101 died as a result of their military service.
  • Grave Marker– Grave Marker 2004

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