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Entry for Private Benjamin Burrows
11th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment
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The son of George and Sarah, Benjamin was born in Coleshill in 1897. Residing at 25 Coventry Road, Private Burrows was enlisted into the 11 battalion, Worcestershire Regiment and his service number is 16100. He died on the 28 August 1917 and is buried at Salonika Military Cemetery in Greece.
Died Of Wounds We regret to record that Mr. and Mrs. Burrows, Coventry Road, Coleshill, have received official intimation that their youngest son, Pte. Ben Burrows who was recently reported wounded and lying in a hospital at Salonica, has died of his wounds. Coleshill Chronicle Saturday, September 8th, 1917
FROM 11 Bn Worcestershire Regimental Diary - August 1917: "After a fortnight in Corps Reserve at Kirec (between 18th to 31st July 1917), the 78th Brigade at the beginning of August took over the extreme left sector of the British line near Smol, next to the River Vardar. The 9th Gloucestershire actually held the river bank, with the 11th Worcestershire on their right. The new position was held by the Battalion, alternating with the 7th Oxford & Bucks L.I. between forward and support trenches, throughout the Autumn and until the beginning of November. From 6th August, 1917 to 25th November, 1917, Colonel Barker was away sick. During this period Captain (A/Major) T. J. Edwards commanded the Battalion. There was little activity by the enemy, and there were but few casualties. During this period the 11th Worcestershire casualties in August were, 3 killed, 1 died of wounds, 1 officer Lt. G. K. Crocker, and 4 men wounded. September, Nil and in October, 6 wounded." Taken in light of the notice in the Coleshill Chronicle, it is likely that Pte Burrows is the one referred to as "1 died of wounds".
Three Sons Dangerously Wounded. Mr. and Mrs. George Burrows, of Coventry Road, Coleshill, have been officially notified that two of their sons, in the Warwickshire Regiment serving in France, are dangerously wounded. Another son is now lying in a Hospital in Salonica. Coleshill Chronicle Saturday, August 18th, 1917
CWGC Memorial See: - http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/624420/BURROWS,20B Find A Grave Memorial# 56565040 (See: - http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=burrows&GSfn=b&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1917&GSdyrel=in&GScntry=11&GSob=n&GRid=56565040&df=all&
Coleshill Chronicle 10th October 1914 COLESHILL AND THE WAR Mrs Burrows of Coventry Road, Coleshill, has heard this week that her son Charles, who is in the Royal Field Artillery, and came with a contingent from Canada about a month ago, is now off to the front. Her other soldier son, Ben, writes from the Worcester Regiment Camp at Sherrington, Wiltshire, that he is happy in his present quarters and going along well.