Burroughes, Stephen


He was the youngest son of Francis George Burroughes (C, 1882-1885), and Anne Kathleen Julia Burroughes, of Grosvenor Square, London; and younger brother of Second Lieutenant Randall Burroughes (C, 1910-1913), Norfolk Regiment, who fell in August 1915 (see individual entry). Both brothers came to Winchester from Mr. J.C. Thomson’s school at Biggleswade: Stephen Burroughes played in O.T.H. XV and stood on Dress for VI.

After attending Sandhurst in 1917, Burroughes was commissioned into the King’s Royal Rifle Corps on 23rd April 1918, with fellow Wykehamist, Richard Jacomb-Hood (I, 1912-1915).

He was killed in action on November 4th 1918 – a week before the Armistice – at the forcing of the Sambre Canal. His unit had been given the task of crossing the Oise-Sambre Canal by pontoon bridge but his unit were heavily shelled by the enemy as they prepared to cross. Two officers and ten men were killed, Burroughes being one.

He is buried in grave VI.E.5 of the Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau. A memorial service was held at St James’s Church, Sussex Gardens, Bayswater on 15th November 1918.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Burroughes
  • Forenames or initials: Stephen
  • House: C
  • Years in School: 1912-1915
  • Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Rifle Brigade
  • Date of Birth: 14th April 1899
  • Date of Death: 4th November 1918
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer G3
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU: Grave VI.E.5