The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Trooper Frank Burrows

Ancestor Details

Name of Ancestor: Frank Noel Burrows

Ancestor's date of birth: 10/07/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 23/03/1956

Cause of Death: Cancer of Bowel.

Service Number: 92

Colony or State of enlistment: Not applicable, Place of Enlistment: Salisbury, Rhodesia

Unit: 1st Kitchener's Fighting Scouts

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 01/01/19

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): SGT, Date Effective: 23/12/1916

Murray Page: Not applicable, did not serve in an Australian unit

Contingent: Not applicable

Ship: Stowed Away from Perth, Date of Sailing: Detail unavailable

Other Boer War Service: St George Rifles, Imperial Bushman, Scots Guard, Cape Naval Reserve. Irish Rifles (stated on AIF enlistment papers - unable to be verified).

Memorial details: Details not provided.

Awards/Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with clasps, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: A salesman. Height 172 cm, weight 54 kg.

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided.

Details of service in war: Enlisted Salisbury Rhodesia 17 December 1900, discharged 11 July 1901 on completion of service in Pretoria South Africa. Served in the Northern Cape, Orange Free State and Transvaal.

Service and life after the Boer War: Married a South African girl (Lawyra Myall) and returned to Sydney 1907. Moved to Fiji. Served in the Fiji Police. Joined AIF 6 October 1916. Was promoted sergeant as a machine gun trainer. Reverted to private for overseas service, promoted lance corporal on arrival in UK, did an officer training course, passed well with a score of 70%, however reverted to private after a bit of time AWL. Served with 6 Bn in France during 1918. Returned to Australia unwell, discharged medically unfit 12 October 1918.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Mary Catherine Carswell, Port Macquarie NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Uncle


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