5th Regiment, South African Mounted Rifles (South African Army)
25/07/1916 (Died by accident)
Hamilton Hugh Burrowes was the youngest son of William and Mary Burrowes. Hamilton was born in Dungannon in 1885. Hamilton attended the Royal School Dungannon from 1898 to 1900. Hamilton worked as a Chemist’s Apprentice before he emigrated to South Africa in 1909. He was a Sergeant Dispenser with the South African Veterinary Corps. A Sergeant Dispenser was in effect, a pharmacist. Hamilton Burrowes served throughout the German South West Africa campaign in the Veterinary Corps. It is not known if he was in the Military at that time, but the fact that he is NOT listed in the CWGC would infer that he was not. More proof of this would be that although his brother John ‘Jack’ Burrowes is listed on Dungannon War Memorial, Hamilton is not.
H Burrowes not listed in CWGC. A War Cross is erected in the cemetery, as well as a memorial to the South African Scottish. Take the Smit Street off-ramp from the M1 and turn in the direction of Brixton. Follow Smit Street which becomes 17th Avenue for three blocks and this large cemetery is on the right.