491276 Pte. John James Burrow

Regina Trench Cemetery


Near Courcelette


Born in Carlisle, England, in December 1882, John was a resident of Detroit, Michigan, when he signed on in 1915.

A sheet metal worker by trade, and with 8 years previous military experience with the Royal Garrison Artillery Volunteers and 1 year with a militia, John attested into the 33rd Battalion in Windsor, Ontario, on October 13th, 1915.

At the time of John's loss, on October 1st, 1916, the 4th CMR was involved in costly actions attacking Regina Trench, in which some 70 men were lost.

Pte. John Burrow is one of 15 men of the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles who are known to lie at rest in the Regina Trench Military Cemetery, Grandcourt, France.

Headstone image, thanks to Gord McKeekan, and biography excerpt courtesy of David Kavanagh.