Burroughs, Thomas Frederick

RSM TF BurroughsB513210 WOI T. F. Burroughs, CD was a Second World War veteran and Regimental Sergeant Major of the 3rd Battalion, The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada from 1961 – 1964.

Often known simply as “Freddie”, Burroughs was born in 1921, served in the Second World War, then with the Queen’s Own as Regimental Quarter-Master Sergeant before being promoted to Warrant Officer First Class and appointed as Regimental Sergeant Major in 1961. After his time as RSM he was commissioned to Captain and appointed Regimental Quarter-Master. In 1965 he became a member of the Maple Leaf Club and was President for the year 1967-68. In his civilian life he worked for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. After he retired he moved to the Niagara area of Ontario.

He died in 2000  and is buried alongside his brother in Woodland Cemetery, Mitchell, Perth County, Ontario.

Timeline of service:

  • 1957, 18 Feb RQMS WOII Burroughs awarded Canadian Forces Decoration;
  • 1961, WOI T. F. Burroughs, CD replaces WOI J. P. Moore, CD as Regimental Sergeant Major;
  • 1964, WOI H. A. Dory, CD replaces WOI T. F. Burroughs, CD as Regimental Sergeant Major.
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Officers’ Mess, late 1970’s, T. F. Burroughs 2nd from right
RSM TF Burroughs 1994
RSM T. F. Burroughs, Moss Park Armoury, 1994

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