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.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Simply identified being a local Sherwood Forester.
Soldiers who died in the Great War 1914 - 1919 HENRY BURROWS, Born Radford, enlisted Sutton-in-Ashfield, resides Pleasley Hill. 10th. Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regt.) Private 20508 Died 14th. February, 1916. Killed in Action, France and Flanders.
Nottinghamshire Free Press - Sutton Library Archives transcribed by Paul Bradshaw
Written 05 Feb 09 Revised 08 Nov 15 © by Gary Elliott