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John BORROWS

Regimental number4137
Place of birthLiverpool, England
SchoolSt Peter's Church of England School, Everton, Liverpool, England
Age on arrival in Australia25
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationShoemaker
Address271 Bourke Street, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinSister, Miss J. Borrows, 23 Courtenay Road, Waterloo, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 29 May 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Date of death29 May 1917
Age at death29
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 9), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
125
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Barbara BORROWS. Born at Kirkdale, Liverpool
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2nd Lieutenant Francis BORROWS, twice wounded, returned to Australia.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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