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17838   Lance Corporal George Burrows
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 06/06/1894
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 22
George Burrows was the son of James and Sarah Burrows. He was born on 6th June 1894 in the Donaghmore area. They were a farming family. George Burrows was in the employment of Lord Ranfurly. George Burrows enlisted in Dungannon. Lance Corporal George Burrows was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on the 1st July 1916 on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
  Thiepval, Somme
Grave Ref: Face 4D-5B
CWGC Casualty 762114
The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, next to the village of Thiepval, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July. The Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme is a war memorial to 72,337 missing British and South African servicemen who died in the Battles of the Somme of the First World War between 1915 and 1918, with no known grave. It is near the village of Thiepval, Picardy in France. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Thiepval has been described as "the greatest executed British work of monumental architecture of the twentieth century"
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castlecaulfield Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Castlecaulfield
2 Dungannon War Memorial - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Burrows family Lists George as age 7 living with the family at house 11 in Gorey, Clonavaddy, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Burrows family Does not list George as living with the family at house 11 in Gorey (Clonavaddy, Tyrone)
3 1911 Census lists George Burrows Lists George as age 16 living on the Ranfurly Estate at Ballynorthland Demesne, Derrygortrevy, Tyrone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023