John Burrow

Surname: Burrow
Other names: John
Other people in this story:
William Newcombe Davey Burrow
Ann Burrow (nee Hockridge)
Lilian Rose Hooper
Locations in this story:
Woolfardisworthy, Devon
Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Steeple Langford, Wiltshire
Iwerne Courtney, Dorset
Chilhampton, Wiltshire

John Burrow was born in Woolfardisworthy, Devon, in 1890 the son of William Newcombe Davey Burrow and Ann Burrow (nee Hockridge).  By 1901 the family had moved to Manor Farm, Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, and John attended at Shaftesbury Grammar School, Shaftesbury, Dorset. which he left in 1906.  By 1911 the family had moved again to Steeple Langford, Wiltshire, where John worked as a Farmer.   He had enlisted on 8 Apr 1908 with the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry Territorials (Service No. 207) and was eventually embodied and posted to Egypt from where he was in the battle at Gallipoli attached to the Tank Corps where he was wounded.  He was discharged on 7 Apr 1916 due to his wounds and was awarded the Silver War Badge No. 21201.  He was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.   He married Lilian Rose Hooper at St. Mary's Church, Iwerne Courtney, Dorset, on 3 Oct 1917.  Regrettably he died on 25 Aug 1926 at Chilhampton, Wiltshire.


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