|Born||October 31, 1894|
|Died||January 17, 1967(aged 72)|
|Place of birth||Reigate, Surrey|
|Place of death||Marylebone, London|
9th Armoured Division|
11th Armoured Division
West Africa Command
World War I|
World War II
Companion of the Order of the Bath|
Distinguished Service Order
Military career[edit | edit source]
Educated at Eton College and Oxford University, Burrows was commissioned into the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards in 1914. He served in World War I and became a prisoner of war. He was deployed to the Murmansk coast with the North Russia Expeditionary Force in 1918. In the 1920s he played cricket for Surrey County Cricket Club.
He became Adjutant at Oxford University Officer Training Corps in 1920 and an Instructor at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in 1922. He became Brigade Major with the Nowshera Infantry Brigade in India in 1928 and then joined 1st Cavalry Brigade at Aldershot in 1930. He was on the General Staff at the War Office from 1935 to 1938 when he became the Military Attache in Rome.
He also served in World War II as General Officer Commanding 9th Armoured Division in the UK from December 1940 to March 1942 and of 11th Armoured Division from October 1942 to December 1943; he was appointed Head of the British Military Mission to the USSR in 1944.
References[edit | edit source]
|GOC, 9th Armoured Division
December 1940–March 1942
|GOC 11th Armoured Division
October 1942–December 1943
|GOC, West Africa Command
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