"A" Squadron, South African Horse (South African Army)
Date Of Birth:
23/12/1916 (Died of Illness)
John Burrowes was the son of William and Mary Burrowes. He was born on 6th November 1882, one of five children all born in Dungannon. John was a drapery salesman prior to emigrating to South Africa. Corporal John Burrowes was serving with ‘A’ Squadron. 4th South African Horse when he died from a malignant fever contracted during the arduous campaign on 23rd December 1916.
Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery is located on the right (eastern/coastal) side of Bagamoyo Road, which heads north-west along the coast from the centre of Dar-Es-Salaam and is clearly marked. It is about 5 kilometres from the city centre, and a roadside direction sign indicates the turn off for Bagamoyo Road into the lane leading to the cemetery.