Item 2005.094.07 - George Burrows

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George Burrows

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CA GPR 0502-2005.094.07

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  • [1940] (Creation)

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1 photograph : b & w ; 2 x 3 in.

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M66193, GNR George Burrows (artillery) joined up Sept 29, 1941, at 18 years old, in Edmonton. He took basic training in Camrose, then in Brandon for 10 months. Then he went to Sussex, NB,until July, 1943. Then he went overseas to different parts of England. Including Eastbourne. In July, 1944, he sailed for France and was wounded while serving in Belgium, spent time in hospital and was back in his regiment two weeks before the end of the War. He went back to Holland and was there until he was ready to come back to Canada. He left England Dec, 1945 and had Christmas on the ship. 14 days later he docked in New York and then was back in Calgary for New Years Day, 1945. He was discharged Feb 6, 1946. George also joined up for the Korean War in August, 1950. At Shilo, MB, he took his training. By Nov, 1950 his troop was heading for Fort Louise, USA, when they were in a train wreck at Blue River, BC. 60 boys were injured, about 20 were killed, so they were taken back to Wainwright. Two weeks later we went to Fort Louise, USA and trained for six months, then sailed for Korea, March 1951 and came back in June 1952. Later, he joined the Peace Time Army 1956-1959, at Camp Petawawa.

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South Peace Regional Archives

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