BURROWS, James J

Service:
Army
Rank:
Private
Unit:
22nd D.L.I
Place Enlisted:
Unknown
Service Number:
9510
Home Address:
Staindrop
Family Details:

James was the son of William & Amy Burrows of Staindrop. By 1911 James’ father had died & James was working as a mine labourer above ground. A local source remembers Mrs Burrows, who was a grocer & landlady, had had 21 children but only 3 survived. One survivor was Alice, who later became Alice Nodding. Another sister was Naomi, who was the village’s unofficial midwife.

Date of Birth:
Unknown
Place of Birth:
Unknown
Death:
7th Sep 1917
Place of Death
Unknown
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Place of Burial:
Motor Car Corner Cemetery, Belgium
Obituary:
Unknown
Notes:

In 1911 11 boarders were living with James & his mother in a ten-roomed house in Main Street. Many of them were new railroad workers. James joined the 22nd Durham Light Infantry in September 1914 & served in France. James was killed in action on 7th September, 1917 aged 29 & is buried at Motor Car Corner Cemetery.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission record  service no. as 4/9510, age at death as 24. Motor Car Corner  Cemetery ( grave ref: B28 ) is at Hainaut, Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

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