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Henry Burroughs

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Henry AWMM
  • Surname
    Burroughs AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    South African 114 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1874 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    John Burroughs, Tuamarina, Marlborough, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 21 October 1899 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    South African 114 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    South Africa 10 October 1899 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    Age 25 AWMM
    Labourer/Civilian Ministry for Culture and Heritage
    MarlboroughSouth Island Ministry for Culture and Heritage
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
    Enteric fever AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Trooper Burroughs fought at Kimberley while suffering three broken bones and a fever. He is recorded as being 6ft? 9 1/2 inches tall and wearing size 6 boots.

    Before World War I, enteric fever, or typhoid fever, was the scourge of armies, and in the Anglo-Boer War killed more soldiers than enemy action. It is caused by a bacteria entering the body via contaminated food or water. Early symptoms include high fever, headaches and lassitude. Follicles along the intestinal walls later become inflamed, often leading to perforation and hemorrhaging. Other complications include gall bladder, pneumonia or heart failure.

    At the time of the Boer War, there were no antibiotic remedies for the disease.

    Father was named John Burroughs. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    • 6 March 1900 AWMM
      KimberleyCanterbury AWMM
    • 6 March 1900 Noel Smith Research Project
      Age 26 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    • Kimberley Cemetery, South Africa AWMM
    • Kimberley Cemetery AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Ranfurly Veterans' Home, 539 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, South African War Memorial 1899 - 1902 AWMM
    • Monument to Fallen Troopers South African War Tuamarina Tua Marina Cemetery Blenheim Marlborough New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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