In memory of


John Anderson Burns

who died on 30 Apr 1941

Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service Army
  Unit Canadian Army Corps of Military Staff Clerks
  Rank Sergeant
  Service number L25651
  Date of death 19410430
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  L25651 Sergeant (Canadian Army Corps of Military Staff Clerks) John Anderson Burns (b.1920) of Regina was KIA 19410430 and is commemorated on the Halifax Memorial for servicemen lost or buried at sea. Burns was a passenger on the SS Nerissa when she was torpedoed off Ireland, see Nerissa. He was the son of George Henry, a member of the Veterans Guard, and Isabella Burns. John was born at Aberdeen, Scotland, educated at Benson school and the commercial high school at Balfour Tech, and was working as a clerk stenographer when he enlisted at Regina on the outbreak of the war.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Halifax Memorial, Nova Scotia    

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  Honour roll location(s) Regina
  Geo-memorial Burns Bay, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 58.8°N / 108.3667°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 74K16
  Geo-memorial details In Davy Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19201229
  Place of birth Aberdeen, Scotland    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19390908
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation clerk
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