Huthwaite War Memorial Project

BURROWS H. 20508

Huthwaite War Memorial

Henry Burrows

Private 20508 - Sherwood Foresters
Notts Derby Regiment 10th Battalion

Killed in Action Flanders 14th February, 1916 : Aged 29

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 39 and 41

Press may have mistakingly identified Private 20508 H Burrows by name of Harry, but not the unverified account of his death that results in correctly naming Henry from the Huthwaite memorial. Henry Burrows was born in Radford, a son of Mrs Elizabeth Burrows. Although he's lastly addressed at Pleasley Hill in Mansfield, his place in Huthwaite comes from a family move revealed through 1911 census. Employed as a miner, he, along with a sister named Lily Burrows and their renamed mother Elizabeth Stainwright, were all living on Old Fall Street.


Notts Free Press – 3rd March, 1916.
The War Office has refused to confirm the statement that Private Harry Burrows, 20508, 10th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters, has been killed in action. The news was sent by a Sutton man in the same battalion that Burrows was blown up in the mining operation which overwhelmed his battalion. The particulars have, however, yet to be verified by the proper authorities.

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Written 05 Feb 09 Revised 08 Nov 15 © by Gary Elliott