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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
Summary      
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.
Further Information
George Burrows was the son of James and Sarah E Burrows. George burrows and Sarah White were married on 30th March 1894 in the district of Dungannon.
George Burrows was born on 6th June 1894 in the Donaghmore area.
The 1901 census lists George as age 7 living with the family at house 11 in Gorey, Clonavaddy, Tyrone. George was still at school. His father, James Burrows, was a farmer.
Family: James Burrows, Sarah E Burrows, George Burrows (born 6th June 1894), Robert Burrows (born 21st February 1896), Frederick Burrows (born 9th January 1898), Mary M Burrows (born 13th October 1899), John Burrows (born 24th March 1901, died 25th April 1901), Margaret J Burrows (born 1st July 1902), Samuel J Burrows (born 5th May 1904), William J Burrows (born 8th July 1909).
The 1911 census does not list George as living with the family at house 11 in Gorey, Clonavaddy, Tyrone. The family were still farming.
The 1911 census lists George as age 16 living on the Ranfurly Estate at Ballynorthland Demesne, Derrygortreavy, Dungannon.
Northland House, Dungannon
George Burrows had been in the employment of Lord Ranfurly and had been the personal attendant of Viscount Northland at the U.V.F. camp of instruction at Baronscourt in October 1913.
George was a member of the A Company, Dungannon Battalion U.V.F., and of Cullenfad L.O.L. No. 39 (Castlecaulfield District) and Dungannon Temperance R.B.P. No. 523.
George Burrows enlisted in Dungannon.
Medal card
Private George Burrows arrived in France on 5th October 1915.
Lance Corporal George 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. He was 22 years old.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 24 August 1916:
Mr James Burrows, Gorey, Castlecaulfield, has received notification that his son, Lance Corporal George Burrows, Tyrone Volunteers, is missing since 1st July. The soldier had been in the employment of Lord Ranfurly and had been the personal attendant of the late Viscount Northland at the U.V.F. camp of instruction at Baronscourt in October 1913.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 26th August 1916:
Mr James Burrows, Gorey, Castlecaulfield, has received notification that his son, Lance Corporal George Burrows, Tyrone Volunteers, is missing since 1st July. The soldier had been in the employment of the Earl of Ranfurly, at Northland House, Dungannon, and had been the personal attendant of the late Viscount Northland, at the U.V.F. Camp of Instruction at Baronscourt in October 1913. He was a member of the A Company, Dungannon Battalion U.V.F., and of Cullenfad L.O.L. No. 30 (Castlecaulfield District) and Dungannon Temperance R.B.P. No. 523.
Lance Corporal George Burrows has no known grave and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme in France.
Lance Corporal George Burrows is commemorated locally on Dungannon War Memorial. He is also commemorated on Castlecaulfield Church of Ireland WW1 Roll of Honour.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Ranfurly Estate, Ballynorthland Dem. Dungannon Town South Census listing at Ranfurly Estate 54.493038 -6.761338
GRONI References
TYPE - B:Birth M:Marriage D:Death | GRONI | SIBLING: brother or sister | NOTES: spelling inconsistencies, etc.
Date Type Surname First name Relationship GRONI Ref Notes
30/03/1894 M White Sarah Parent M/1894/T1/1437/2/43
30/03/1894 M Burrows James Parent M/1894/T1/1437/2/43
06/06/1894 B Burrows George Casualty U/1894/109/1012/12/445
21/02/1896 B Burrows Robert Sibling U/1896/109/1012/13/128
09/01/1898 B Burrows Frederick Sibling U/1898/109/1012/13/336
13/10/1899 B Burrows Mary Sibling U/1899/109/1012/14/1
24/03/1901 B Burrows John Sibling U/1901/109/1012/14/136
25/04/1901 D Burrows John Sibling D/1901/109/1012/11/348 age 0
01/07/1902 B Burrows Margaret Sibling U/1902/109/1012/14/265
05/05/1904 B Burrows Samuel Sibling U/1904/109/1012/14/431
08/07/1909 B Burrows William Sibling U/1909/109/1012/15/423
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
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