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   Trooper Hamilton Hugh Burrowes
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 11/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 5th Regiment, South African Mounted Rifles (South African Army)
Date Of Birth: 02/06/1885
Died: 25/07/1916 (Died by accident)
Age: 31
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Johannesburg Brixton Cemetery
  Brixton, Johannesburg
Grave Ref: No Ref.
CWGC Casualty -1
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.
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Royal School Dungannon Book 20
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists "Burrows" family Does not list Hamilton as living with the family at house 5 in Perry Street, Dungannon, Tyrone
2 1901 Census lists H Burrowes Lists Hamilton as age 15 lodging at house 13 in Lambeg South, Lisburn, Antrim
3 1910 Ulster Towns Directory - Dungannon Burrows, William, confectioner and posting establishment, Church street
4 1911 Census lists Burrowes family Does not list Hamilton at house 1.1 in Thomas Street, South Side, Dungannon, Tyrone
5 1st Presbyterian Dungannon False listing of Hamilton Burrowes, died on service
6 Corporal John 'Jack' Burrowes Brother of Private Hamilton Burrows
7 New Cemetery, Brixton Confirmation that New Cemetery is Brixton Cemetery
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023