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Father: George William Burrows, born 1860 at Leeds and working as a solicitor. Mother: Jane Marguerite, born 1874 Camberwell, Middlesex. He had one sister, Marguerite, born in 1904, Nottingham. He attended St. Edmund's Preparatory & Boarding School at Hindhead, Surrey before attending public school. His father employed an invalid's companion, presumably for Mrs. Barrows, as well as a housemaid and cook.
03 Oct 1918
20
237936 - CWGC Website
25 Arboretum Street, Nottingham.
Second Lieutenant
  • MC MC Military Cross
1/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Following receiving a commission in 1/5th Bn Sherwood Foresters, he arrived in France on September 11, 1917. He was assigned to 'B' Company and during a German attack in the Berthancourt area was described as putting up a "very spirited counter-attack" leading the left platoon of 'B' Company. He took part in the attack on the Fonsomme Line and the village of Montbrehain during the Battle of Ramicourt on October 3, 1918 and was killed in action. He was buried at Bellicourt British Cemetery. grave reference 2.O.3 He was awarded the Military Cross for his actions.
His citation for the Military Cross was published in the 'London Gazette' on 15th February 1919: “At Berthaucourt on September 24th 1918, during a successful attack when platoons of another company had been held up, he led his platoon forward under heavy machine-gun fire. It was largely due to his courage, initiative and fine leadership displayed at a very critical moment that a series of very strong machine-gun posts were able to be carried and a large number of prisoners taken.” Article published 15th October 1918 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “SEC.-LIEUT. MAXWELL D. BARROWS, Sherwood Foresters, only son of Mr. and Mrs. M. [sic] Barrows, of 25, Arboretum-street, Nottingham, was killed in action on October 3rd. He was 20 years of age, and received his commission in August last year. He was wounded little more than a month since.” Above are courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918 . All Saints Church News, November 1918: 'Maxwell D [Davison] Barrows, 25 Arboretum Street, Second Lieutenant RFA [CWGC-SF], killed in action October 3rd 1918, age 20. He was the only son of Mr and Mrs Barrows and received his commission in August last year.'
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  • Photograph of the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Maxwell Dalston Barrows courtesy of The Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website
    Maxwell Dalston Barrows - Photograph of the commonwealth wargraves commission headstone marking the grave of Maxwell Dalston Barrows courtesy of The Sherwood Foresters Regiment roll of honour website