Private Robert Burrows born in Woolton on the 13th March 1893 and baptized 7th May 1893 at St Peter’s Woolton. In the 1911 census, Robert aged 18 employed as a Domestic Gardner, living with his father, Samuel a Blacksmith ; mother, Catherine; brothers, William aged 28, and Arthur aged 14; and sisters, Jessie aged 16, Louisa aged 12, and Elizabeth aged 7; at 10 Rose Street, Woolton.
According to local paper Robert employed as a domestic gardener at Dousfield Allerton. He was also a member of Woolton Village Club and is remembered on their memorial scroll. Robert also played football for St. Peter’s Football Club.
Harry Quick, a Woolton-bred comrade who also served in the KLR (The King’s Liverpool Regiment) wrote in a letter to Robert’s mother, Catherine, (who was living then at 48 Cobden Street, Woolton) that Bob was killed instantly by a bomb.
Roberts Pension to mother Mrs Catherine Burrows living at 48 Cobden St Woolton
Private Robert Burrows served in the 18th Bn The Kings Liverpool Regiment(2nd Liverpool Pals) Serial Number 24585.
Robert killed in action on 30 July 1916 Age 23. at the village of Guillemont France during the Somme offensive.
Robert is remembered with Honour.
Citadal New Military Cemetery, Fricord
(Somme area of France).