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F Burrows from Newark


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Lincoln Tank expect Richard Pullen has told me of a Newark businessman  who is recorded the local paper as being taught to tune up and drive tanks in 1916. The man's name was F BURROWS. 

He appears to have joined the Army in early 1916  having previously run a successful motor business.

 

Has any one in the Newark area any record of this fellow?

 

Stephen 

 

PS. My interest in this man is not just that he could be an early tank crew man. It also happens that I can only find records  of one Tank Corps soldier called F Burrows and he just happened to be the driver of tank D18 at the battle of Flers butI have never been able to track him down 

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The 1939 register records:-

68, London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire.

Frederick Burrows born 9 January 1887 Motor Engineer Empl ( the rest of this word is lost in the fold of the pages but is probably Employer)

Maud W. Burrows born 23 July 1897 unpaid domestic duties (his wife)

Patricia Burrows born 8 April 1923 at school

Richard Burrows born 31 May 1925 at school

 

Frederick Burrows, motor engineer, also featured in a report in the Nottingham Evening Post on 13 March 1916 when he appeared in court charged with illegally transferring a registration number from one motorcycle to another. The licensing authority decided not to proceed against him, he was reminded that the procedure was illegal, and the case was dismissed on payment of costs. 

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This man identified by Harrybrook I believe was born in Long Bennington, Lincs. Traced him through 1891, 1901 in LB to 1911 as a boarder in Newark - occupation Motor Engineer. His birth reg etc use the name Frederic no K. Search ongoing..

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There is a MIC for

Frederick Burrows    Army Service Corps, Royal Tank Corps    M2/191132, 75057

who may be your man

 

Ray

 
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Ray

The MiC is certainly the man who I have been seeking for 12 years.

Whether F Burrows from Newark is the same man is what I am hoping to prove

 

Mark "Harry"

Thanks for the information.  That he was still living in 1939 would indicate the Tank Corps Book of Honour entry is wrong.

 All further investigations gratefully appreciated

 

 

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Delta

Are his service numbers given in the RoH. Or have you arrived at that by excluding all other possibilities?

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His Tank Corps service number is published in the BofH; his home is shown as Liverpool but this is likely to be where he enlisted.

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Just to expand it a little there is a Frederick W Burrows Pte 111746 Tank Corps 

who was a prisoner of war from 10/8/18 to 11/11/18

is this solder accounted for ?

 

MIC on Ancestry

 

Ray

 

Edit red cross records

https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/List/3323760/698/39645/

 

https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/List/3323760/698/39691/

 

https://grandeguerre.icrc.org/en/List/3323760/698/38232/

 

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looks like we were both looking at the same time Charlie

Regards Ray

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Thanks for double checking

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