Burton, Sidney: Service no. 157097

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Digitized Service Record

Source: October 1916 casualty.

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195799_1PTE. S. BURTON KILLED

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

 

Family photo – Wife Valentina Burton and children left to right, Charles 7 years, in mother's arms, Samuel 3 years, Lawrence 5 years, and twin Sidney Jr. 5 years. The twins turned five years on October 29th 1916. Source: CVWM

Family photo – Wife Valentina Burton and children left to right, Charles 7 years, in mother’s arms, Samuel 3 years, Lawrence 5 years, and twin Sidney Jr. 5 years. The twins turned five years on October 29th 1916. Source: CVWM

Family photo – Son Sidney Jr. with uncles Charles and Harry, brothers of Sidney Sr. Harry was the brother who was mentioned in the newspaper obituary as "fighting in the trenches." Source: CVWM

Family photo – Son Sidney Jr. with uncles Charles and Harry, brothers of Sidney Sr. Harry was the brother who was mentioned in the newspaper obituary as “fighting in the trenches.” Source: CVWM

"Killed in Action"

“Killed in Action”

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