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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Prior to the war, Captain Richard William Wells, and his brother-in-law Sydney Victor Burrow had their portrait

taken in the studio of Agnes Thomson, Ascot Vale.  Courtesy of Mark Latchford.


Burrow S V         SSM    4    Sydney Victor                7 Inf Bn    28    Soldier    Single    C of E       

Address:    Ballarat, Ascot St   

Next of Kin:    Burrow, L, Mrs, mother, Ascot St, Ballarat   

Enlisted:    1 Sep 1914       

Embarked:     A20 Hororata 19 Oct 1914   

Prior service:  Royal Australian Artillery, 4 years; Instructional staff, 4 years, W & NCO; senior cadets.


Relatives on Active Service:

Wells R W Capt brother-in-law  DOW

Burrow A A Sgt  62  brother


Burrow was commissioned briefly with the King's (Liverpool) Regiment while in Egypt, but was later

transferred back to the 7th Bn.


Mr Con Burrow has received information that his eldest son, Lt S. V. Burrow, has rejoined his regiment in France. Lt Burrow is in the 7th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, and, with his brother, Sergt A. Burrow, who is in the 8th Battalion, left Australia with the 1st Australian Division on 15th October, 1914. They were both wounded and received shell shock at Pozieres. Since recovering Lt Burrow has been on the staffs of Sir Newton Monroe and Gen Johnson. Sergt Burrow is still in England acting as instructor at different camps. The shell shock, in his case, caused deafness to both ears. One ear is now normal, but the experts pronounce him permanently deaf in the other, the drum of the ear having been perforated.


The Ballarat Courier. (1917, September 11). The Ballarat Courier (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article73326655


Cr. C. Burrow, secretary and superintendent of the Ballarat Benevolent Asylum, has been advised that his son. Lieutenant S. V. Burrow, has rejoined his unit in France, after having been attached while convalescing to the staffs of Brigadier-Generals Sir Newton Moore and J. L. Johnston. Sergeant Arthur Burrow, a younger brother, is still instructing in camps in England. Both brothers were wounded and received shell shock at Pozieres. Mr Burrow was a trumpeter with the Grenadier Guards at the battle of Tel-el-Kebir, serving under General Sir Garnet Wolseley, and  was also at the occupation of Cairo in the early eighties. His father, Mr. T. Burrow, fought with the Grenadier Guards in the battle of Alma in the Crimean war.


About People. (1917, October 12). The Horsham Times (Vic. : 1882 - 1954), p. 5. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article72918033


The marriage of Warrant-officer S. V. Burrow with Miss Ethelwyn Ranking, third daughter of Mr. W. H. Ranking, of this town, is to be celebrated at St. Paul's Church, Camperdown, at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday next November 26. Archdeacon Tucker will celebrate the wedding, having been an intimate friend of both families for many years. On Friday of last week Warrant-Officer Burrow was presented with a full set of cutlery by the Officers,  Non-Commissioned Officers and Cadets of Colac, "as a mark of appreciation of the help given them by Warrant-Officer Burrow".


Personal. (1919, November 22). Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 - 1954), p. 2.  http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article25361829


Recommended Harty L J Pte 449 for a Military Medal 9 June 1916.


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F (Burrows S V)

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

Patriotic Concert, Essendon Town Hall, 1914

“Send off to the Essendon Boys”


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