Robert Burrows

Private Robert Burrows was born in Liverpool around 1882. In the 1911 census, Robert aged 18 employed as a Domestic Gardner, he was reportedly 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.

Private Robert Burrows served in the 18th Bn The Kings Liverpool Regiment(2nd Liverpool Pals) Serial Number 24585. He died on 30 July 1918 Age 23.

Robert is remembered with Honour.
Citadal New Military Cemetery, Fricord
(Somme area of France).