Source: October 1916 casualty.
Pte. Sidney Burton, 33d Oakwood avenue, who was killed in action Oct. 2nd, left Toronto just [x] months abo to the day with the 81st Battalion. Overseas he was transferred to another battalion, and was over three months in the trenches when killed. He is married and his widow and 4 boys live at the above address. He is a plasterer by trade and came out of London ten years ago. He is 33 years old. One brother, W.H. Burton, have been at the front for some months.
Pte. Burton is well known in England as a bicycle rider, and holds many prizes and medals.
For nearly three years Pte. Burton worked on the cement stonework of the new Knox College.
Toronto Star. October 25, 1916