Born: 1892, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire.

Died: 28th March 1918; age 25; KiA.

Residence: 14, Bannister Row, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Enlistment Location: Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.



Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 16839

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War + Military Medal. The military decoration was awarded to Ernest for acts of gallantry and devotion to duty under fire or for individual or associated acts of bravery which were insufficient to merit the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Conferment of the medal was announced in the London Gazette and Ernest earned the right to add the letters M.M. to his name.

Military Medal


Grave Reference:

Bay 4.

Arras memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of A. Revell & E. Burrows; husband of Elizabeth Lydia Hammond (formerly Burrows), of 14, Bannister’s Row, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.




1901   Crosby’s Row, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire.


Ernest was 9 years old and living with his parents, siblings, paternal aunt & cousins.

Arthur George Revel Burrows, 38, an Agricultural Labourer, born Banham, Norfolk.

Sarah Emma Burrows (nee Barrett), 37, born Garboldisham, Norfolk.

William George Revel Burrows, an Agricultural Labourer, born Banham, Norfolk.

Sydney Burrows, 11, born Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire.

Maud Florence Burrows, 6, born Sutton Bridge.

Frederick Cecil Burrows, 3, born Sutton Bridge.

Rosa Evelyn V. Burrows, 7 months, born Sutton Bridge.

Ada Bone, 31, a widow, born Banham, Norfolk.

Edith Bone, 11, born Sutton Bridge.

George Bone, 6, born Sutton Bridge.

William Bone, 4, born Sutton Bridge.

Florence Bone, 2, born Sutton Bridge.


1911   236, Bridge Road, Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire.


Ernest was 18 years old, a Farm Labourer. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Arthur, 46, a Farm Labourer.

Sarah, 44.

Arthur Burrows, 25, a Farm Labourer, born Winfarthing, Norfolk.

Maud, 16.

Frederick, 12.

Evelyn, 10.


In 1915, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, Ernest married Elizabeth Lydia Harvey, born 1887, Cape Town, South Africa.


Ernest is also remembered on the war memorial at The Gardens, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire and at St. Peter’s Church, Ipswich.



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