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663   Corporal John Jack Burrowes
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/10/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: "B" Squadron, South African Horse (South African Army)
Died: 23/12/1916 (Died of Illness)
Age: 33
John Burrowes was the son of William and Mary Burrowes, of "Hillside", Dungannon. John was born about 1884. John Burrows was a drapery salesman in 1901, aged 18. Corporal John Burrowes was with "A" Sqdn. 4th South African Horse when he died on 23rd December 1916, age 33.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Dar es Salaam War Cemetery
  Dar es Salaam  13
Grave Ref: Grave 1-G-16
CWGC Casualty 897943
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 2 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists "Burrows" family Lists John as age 18, a drapery salesman, living at house 5 in Perry Street, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1910 Ulster Towns Directory Burrows, William, confectioner and posting establishment, Church street
3 1911 Census lists Burrowes family Does not list John at house 1.1 in Thomas Street, South Side, Dungannon, Tyrone
4 1st Presbyterian Dungannon John Burrowes, died on service
5 German East Africa Campaign Details including map
6 Private Hamilton Burrows Brother of Corporal John Burrowes
7 South Africa War Graves Project Details of Private John Burrowes including grave photo
8 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of John Burrowes' headstone can be purchased here.
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2020