Bunbury – Wellington District Western Australia
14/06/1916- Completed Medical Examination Perth WA
16/06/1916- To No. 74 Depot Company Blackboy Hill WA as Private
22/07/1916- To 16th Battalion 21st Reinforcements Blackboy Hill
12/12/1916- To 4th Training Battalion Codford England ex Australia
8/02/1917- Proceeded Overseas 4th Australian Division Base Depot Etaples France ex Folkestone England
13/02/1917- Joined 16th Battalion in the field France ex Base Depot
11/04/1917- Reported Missing in Action France
11/04/1917- Reported Captured and taken as Prisoner of War Reincourt France ( Suffered Shrapnel Wounds to Hand/Stomach )
29/11/1918- Repatriated Prisoner of War arrived Ripon England
2/12/1918- Granted Leave England
7/01/1919- Admitted 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital Bulford England ( Sick )
13/03/1919- To Convalescent Training Depot Parkhouse England ex sickness
22/03/1919- To No. 4 Command Depot Hurdcott England ex Parkhouse
1/05/1919- Embarked England for Australia per ” China ”
1/06/1919- Disembarked Fremantle WA
9/07/1919- Discharged from Service ( Termination of Period of Enlistment )
Service Medals Awarded
British War Medal – No. 14099
Victory Medal – No. 13841
Yarloop War Memorial WA
PRISONER OF WAR – RED CROSS FILES SUMMARY
London- 28/05/1917- Missing 11/04/1917- ” Prisoner of War, – Interred at Dulmen”- Certified by Post Card from Man not dated- received 25/05/1917 with others dated 27/04/1917.
London – 22/06/1917– ” Prisoner of War- Transferred to GEF Dulmen, from Le Quesnoy” – Certified by Information from W. C. List dated 1/06/1917.
London – 26/01/1918- ” Prisoner of War- Interred Dulmen- Am in best of health. Am wearing the only uniform I possess for working in and have nothing for Sunday wear. I shall be grateful for information about my two brothers in France- Lieut. W.Burrows 16th Bn. and Pte. F.J. Burrows Bttn . not known to me”.- Extract from Letter Received from man dated 9/12/1917.
London- 1/02/1918 – Letters written by Red Cross to Lieut W.Burrows 16th Battalion and 400 Pte. F. J. Burrows 3rd Machine Gun Company – ” We have recently received an enquiry for you from your brother- 6487 Pte. R. A. Burrows, who is imprisoned in Germany and have written to advise him that as there is no official report of any casualty to you we presume you to be well and with your Battalion- letters to him should be addressed as follows:- 6487 Pte. R. A. Burrows, 16th Btn, Australian Infantry, Dulmen, Westphalin, Germany “
London- 3/12/1918– “Repatriated Prisoner of War- Arrived Hull 29/11/1918”- Certified by Information from A.I.F Headquarters 2/12/1918.
London- 10/10/1919– “Prisoner of War- Pay Book found in German War Office Berlin Sept. 1919 and sent to A. I. F. Headquarters 23/09/1919”.
***** Special Thanks to Anne HAYLOCK for her discovery of a Trove document re. the Western Mail 31 August 1933, which places the Burrows Family at Millar’s Company Hoffman’s Mill Yarloop, prior to enlistment in the Great War 1914-1918.*****