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Bruce Hosmer Acton Burrows

In memory of:

Lieutenant Bruce Hosmer Acton Burrows

November 25, 1916

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Engineers

Division:

12th Field Coy.

Additional Information


Son of Acton and Emily Engelbert Burrows, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 62 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. F. 2.

Location:

Albert is in the Department of the Somme. The BAPAUME POST MILITARY CEMETERY is about 2 kilometres north-east of town on the right-hand side of the main road, D929, to Bapaume.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death Registers, First World War– 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 487 of 926.
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of BRUCE HOSMER ACTON BURROWS– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of BRUCE HOSMER ACTON BURROWS– Photo of Bruce Hosmer Acton Burrows as a young child. (aged 3-5 years old)
  • Photo of BRUCE HOSMER ACTON BURROWS– Posthumous portrait of Bruce Hosmer Acton Burrows painted in 1918 by the well-known American portrait artist, Ellen Emmet Rand, and gifted to his grieving father, Acton Burrows. Ellen Emmet Rand was the sister-in-law of Bruce Hosmer Acton Burrows's youngest sister, Georgina.
  • Photo of BRUCE HOSMER ACTON BURROWS– Photo of Bruce Hosmer Acton Burrows in uniform taken in the backyard of his father, Acton Burrows's, home at 120 Bedford Road, Toronto prior to leaving Canada for Britain and then France, where he was killed in action.
  • Photo of BRUCE HOSMER ACTON BURROWS– Photo of Bruce Hosmer Acton Burrows taken in the backyard of his father, Acton Burrows's, home at 120 Bedford Road, Toronto prior to leaving Canada for Britain and then France, where he was killed in action.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram November 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram November 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram December 1916. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Bruce Hosmer Acton Burrows
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Roll of Service– From the "University of Toronto / Roll of Service 1914-1918", published in 1921.
  • Newspaper Clipping 2
  • Gravemarker– Lt. Bruce Hosmer Acton Burrows' name was included on the Burrows family monument located in Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Toronto, Ontario.  Photo taken in 2003.
  • Inscription
  • Photo of Bruce Hosmer Acton Burrows– Torontonensis 1913 (University of Toronto Year Book), pg. 168.
  • Royal Canadian Yacht Club Memorial– The Royal Canadian Yacht Club World War One Memorial, Toronto, Ontario.  
Images of the 1926 unveiling ceremony and the names listed on the side 
panels of the sun dial memorial. This unveiling and the photographs were 
presented in a special edition booklet entitled "In Memoriam 1914-1918".
  • St Thomas (Anglican) Church– St. Thomas (Anglican) Church, Huron St., Toronto, Ontario.   The octagonal 
Baptistry (1917) houses a central baptismal font, and also serves as a World 
War One memorial for the war dead of this parish. The room includes stained 
glass windows by the Bromsgrove Guild. These show images of medieval 
knights, St. Michael the Archangel and St. George, and a wounded soldier in 
a circa 1914-1918 military uniform standing among red poppies.  Individually 
inscribed wooden war memorial panels line the walls.  Each panel includes 
the name of a war casualty in gilt lettering with rank, unit and date of 
death.
  • War Memorial Window– One of the sets of War Memorial stained glass windows in the St. Thomas 
Church Baptistry.
  • Memorial– A detail of the memorial panel dedicated to Lt. Bruce Hosmer Acton Burrows.  Located in the St. Thomas Church Baptistry, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Photo of Bruce Burrows– From: The Varsity Magazine Supplement Fourth Edition 1918
published by The Students Administrative Council, University of Toronto.  
Submitted for the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Photo of Bruce Hosmer Acton Burrows– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not retrun home. 

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me
  • Plaque– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not retrun home. 

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not retrun home. 

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me
  • Harbord Collegiate Institute– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not retrun home. 

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers' Tower was built at University of Toronto in 1924 in memory of those lost to the University in the Great War. Among the 628 names carved on the Memorial Screen beside the Tower is that of Bruce Hosmer Acton Burrows. After the Second World War, the names of 557 more men and women were carved in the Memorial Arch underneath the Tower. Photo:  K. Parks.
  • Grave marker
  • Inscription– Inscription in Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower. The carillon was installed in 1927.  Originally there were 23 bells. Alumni and friends donated bells in memory of those who fell in the Great War.  Dedications are carved high on the walls of the Memorial Room.  Bell XXI is dedicated:  " 'Extol, ye bell, the virtue of our valorous men.' Alumni Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering". Photo courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial– Memorial Room, Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto.  Photo by David Pike, 2010; courtesy of Alumni Relations.

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