Rank: Private

Year of death: 1915

Date of birth: 1894 at 87 Prospect Road Scarborough

Date of death: 18th November 1915 age 21

Place of death: Killed in Action

Service number: 16432

Regiment: Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales Own) 2nd Battalion

Medals: British Medal & Victory Medal

Cemetery location:

Where remembered?:
Every Man Remembered
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War
Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre ref
Scarborough Mercury Friday 26th November
Walter Borrows name was included on a Roll of Honour in the Wesleyan Chapel Hoxton Road (May not exist any more)
Olivers Mount Scarborough War Memorial

Biographical Information

1901 Census
Son of John Borrows (Carpenter Joiner) and Ada Borrows
Lived at 87 Prospect Road
Siblings of Walter: Rose, John, Stanley, Wilfred, Margery,
Pupil of Central Board School in Trafalgar Street West
Left school in 1908 at the age of 14 to begin work as a telegraph boy with the Post Office in Huntriss Row.

1911 Census age 17
Living at 12 Fairfax Street. Occupation listed as Telegraph Clerk Post Office

Enlisted at Scarborough in 1914
Landed at Le Havre 16th November 1914
Killed in Action
Buried at Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France. Plot 3 Row F Grave 7


In ever loving memory of Ada the dear wife of John Newton Borrows/died Jan 24th 1917/age49/ in Jesus keeping/and heavens perfect peace /also of Walter/ eldest son of the above/killed in action (France) Nov 18th 1915/aged 21/ he answered duty’s call and died a hero’s death

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