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Frederick Alexander BURROWS

Regimental number2328
Date of birth10 November 1897
Place of birthWahgunyah, Victoria
SchoolCobar and Corowa Public Schools
OccupationGrocers assistant
AddressSanger Street, Corowa, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, F Burrows, Sanger Street, Corowa, New South Wales
Enlistment date28 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Work at Lihons on 11 March 1918.
Recommendation date: 18 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 March 1919

Military Medal

'On 11th August 1918 during attack on enemy positions at LIHONS, Sergeant BURROWS displayed signal gallantry. He led a bombing party into a strongly held enemy trench which was preventing touch between his Company and a flanking Company, and successfully bombed the enemy out. The undertaking was extremely hazardous, as owing to the thick fog and gas used by the enemy it was difficult to decide what the situation was between the two Companies. Had touch not been obtained the situation would have been very serious when the fog lifted. Sergeant BURROWS' action enabled an unbroken front to be presented to the enemy.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Discharge date6 July 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Wounded at Pozieres, July 1916; promoted Sergeant, October 1916. Wounded again in August 1918, evacuated to England and commissioned.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 May 1973
Place of burialCremated

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