In memory of
PPCLI Cap Badge WW1.jpg
Clifford Burrows, KIA June 2, 1916.jpg

Age: 27
Date of Death: June 2, 1916
Service Number: 475496
Rank: Private
Regiment: Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regt.)
Unit: N/A
Citation: N/A
Additional Information: Son of Stephen and Victoria Burrows, of Belleville, Ontario.
Honours and Awards: N/A

Details from: The Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Photograph: "Clifford, November 21st, 1915"
signed by Sandy Burrows, his brother.

This page is dedicated to the 629

On the 2nd of Jun 1916, the German's launched a major attack on Mount Sorrel.  The PPCLI were situated at Sanctuary Wood which is located at the North end of Mount Sorrel, 4500 yards east of Ypres, Belgium.

As your Great Uncle has no known grave, it is most likely he died from the massive German artillery barrage which preceeded their attack.  The German artillery guns and trench mortars fired on the PPCLI position from 9am-1pm.   (629 WW1 Patricia's have no known grave site).

Pte Burrows name appears on the Menin Gate.   There are a total of 55,000 names of men on the Menin Gate.  All were lost without a trace during the defence of the Ypres Salient.

Information kindly provided by:
Darcy Wanvig,  Warrant Officer, PPCLI Museum

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