Percival Charles BURROWS

BURROWS, Percival Charles

Service Numbers: 2119, 2119A
Enlisted: 16 February 1915, Keswick South Australia Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Oxford, England, 28 April 1882
Home Town: Burra (SA), Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Oxford National School, England
Occupation: Engine Driver, SAR
Died: Died of Wounds, Jeancourt, France, 18 September 1918, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Cerisy-Gailly French National Cemetery, France
Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 4
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide National War Memorial, Adelaide South Australian Railways WW1 & WW2 Honour Boards, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burra District WW1 Honor Roll, Burra Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Hoyleton Memorial Gates
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World War 1 Service

16 Feb 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick South Australia Australia
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2119, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Borda, Adelaide
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 2119, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Borda embarkation_ship_number: A30 public_note: ''
5 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2119, 10th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
27 Jun 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT Barambah A37
23 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2119, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 2119A, 10th Infantry Battalion

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Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Chronicle (Adelaide, SA: 1895 - 1954) Saturday 19 October 1918



Private PERCY BURROWS, whose death occurred in France on September 18, enlisted from Burra in February, 1915, and left Australia in June of that year with the 6th Reinforcements of 10th Battalion. While on Gallipoli he contracted enteric, was invalided home, and left Australia for the second time in June, 1916. He was the youngest son of Mr. J. Burrows, Oxford. He had lived in South Australia about 14 years, and was employed by the Railway Department. He was of a bright, unselfish disposition, and a favorite with all. He leaves a widow; a son born during his absence did not survive. (

Enlisted 16 February 1915 and left Australia, 23 June 1915. He was invalided from Gallipoli, December 1915. Left Australia the second time, 27 June 1916, Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah, He died in France, 18 September 1918.


The Register (Adelaide, SA: 1901 - 1929) Thursday 27 May 1915


BURROWS—CARTER.—On the 8th May, at St. Mary's Church, Kooringa, by the Rev. S. J.   Bloyd, Percival Charles Burrows, of the Australian Expeditionary Force, Mitcham, to Muriel Holmesby Carter, of Aberdeen, Burra. (


Observer (Adelaide, SA: 1905 - 1931) Saturday 10 March 1917


BURROWS (nee Carter).—On the 6th March, at Nurse Critchfield's Home, Royston Park, the   wife of Pte. Percy Burrows, A.I.F., abroad—a son (stillborn). (