Jack William Burman signatureOn this day in 1918, Jack Burman, an electrician, died in Toronto of pneumonia. He was born in Leicester, England in July 1901, the son of William Arthur Burman, a railway worker, and Lucy (née Bartlett). He was baptised in Brackley, Northamptonshire on September 1st, 1901. William left England for Canada in 1905, with Lucy and Jack following in 1906.

Burman joined the Royal Flying Corps in Toronto on May 1st 1917 and served as an air mechanic with the Deseronto Wing. His regimental number was 71808. He was five feet four and a half inches tall and claimed to be 18 when he enlisted, although he was 15 at the time. The family were living at 277 Ashdale Avenue, Toronto. Burman was 16 when he died at the base hospital in Toronto.

Jack was buried in the St. John’s Norway Cemetery in Toronto.