Edward George Burton

Eddie Burton played his first season of senior football with the Montreal Nationals of the ORFU in 1938 and was named an All-Star at Outside (End) in his rookie season. There were a number of short lived football teams in Montreal just prior to the war (the Alouettes would stabalize things with their formation in 1946), and Burton would go on to play for the Montreal Westmounts in the ORFU in 1939 and the Montreal Bulldogs of the IRfU in 1940 and 1941. With the war on, Burton joined the RCAF and played two years with the Toronto RCAF Hurricanes in 1942 and 1943. The Hurricanes played in the ORFU as the Big Four / IRFU suspended play for the war and most of the teams wre military teams. With the Hurricanes, Burton won the Grey Cup in 1943.

Burtonr was one of seven members of the 1942 Grey Cup winning team who was killed in action during World War II. [Engraved on a Nation: The Photograph. TSN].

Eddie Burton May Attend Queen's - November 28, 1938

Burton Turns Out for as yet Unnamed Montreal IRFU Team - Sept. 18, 1940

Toronto RCAF Hurricanes Win Grey Cup - December 7, 1942

Seven Players to be Honoured at Game - November 26, 1945


Year Team GP PTS
1938 MNAT

1939 MWM

1940 MBD

1941 MBD
1942 TRH

1943 TRH