Burr: John Henry: Service no. 745906

Digitized Service Record

Source: Kiss the kids for dad. Don’t forget to write.: The Wartime Letters of George Timmins, 1916 – 18

Jack Burr: wounded in the head and neck at Calonne, Sector II (Maroc), 17 January, 1917; wound dressed by stretcher bearers; admitted to the No. 22 General Hospital, Camier, 18 January, 1918; hospitalized 3 weeks; evacuated to England, still complaining of neck pains; the bullet lodged in his neck was found and removed at the military hospital in York 9 April, 1917; sent to the 4th Reserve Battalion 19 April, 1918; to the 98th Battalion in Witley June 1918; back to the field, 8th Battalion, 14 August, 1918; wounded by shrapnel in the left had September 1918; index finger amputated. LAC, box 1311-23, 745906 Burr, John Henry.

Bennett, Y. A. (Ed.). (2009). Kiss the kids for dad. Don’t forget to write.: The Wartime Letters of George Timmins, 1916 – 18. Vancouver, B.C.: UBC Press.

Page 156, note 7.
Below are x-rays from Private Henry’s service record showing the location of the bullet:
John Henry Burr xray of neck and bullet b

Pte. J.H. Burr x-ray image of his cervical vertebrae. Taken from images in his service record.

John Henry Burr xray of neck and bullet

Another aspect of the x-ray image.

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