BURROWS Harold

Harold BURROWS

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BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
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BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY

Harold died of wounds in a hospital in the Boulogne area on 9th May 1918 at that time he was serving in the 7th Battalion. Leicestershire Regiment and was aged 25.

He was the son of Ann Burrows, of High Street, Medbourne, Market Harborough, and the late Harry Burrows, at the time of enlistment Harold was living in Market Harborough.

The listing of UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919 show Harold’s place of birth as Queensborough, Yorkshire.  The 1911 census indicates Guernsbury, Yorkshire, although the actual census does look to say Queensbury which is also the place of birth for his mother Ann.  The 1901 census unfortunately does not confirm Harold’s place of birth as it shows Quarmby, Yorkshire.

Harold had a younger brother Arthur and a younger sister Maud.  In 1911 he was aged 17, lived in Medbourne and was a groom for a hunting stable.

He is buried at BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY (IX. B. 55).  Unusually, the headstones are laid flat in this cemetery, this is due to the sandy soil.