Frederick William (alias Albert Murray (father's name)) BURROWS

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BURROWS, Frederick William

Service Number: NX21758
Enlisted: 27 May 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 20 March 1921
Home Town: Redfern, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed In Action, El Alamein, Egypt, 27 October 1942, aged 21 years
Cemetery: El Alamein War Cemetery
Cemetery/memorial reference: A II. J. 4.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN NX21758
27 May 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX21758, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
27 May 1940: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX21758, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1942: Involvement Private, SN NX21758, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion, El Alamein
Date unknown: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN NX21758, 2nd/17th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Jeffrey Crisdale

Frederick William BURROWS gave an alias of Albert MURRAY (his father's name) & a false date of birth when he enlisted on 27 May 1940, presumably as he was well under legal age. 

He was still only 19 years old when he was KIA during the Battle of El Alamein.