CEF Soldier Detail

Private Ernest Borrow
Died: April 9, 1917

Regimental Number:
227635
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Infantry
Battalion:
2nd Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles
Company:
Place of Birth:
Croydon, Surrey
Country:
England
Next of Kin:
Elizabeth Borrow, mother. Stafford Lake Farm, Bisley, Surrey, England
Address at Enlistment:
Dorr, British Columbia
Date of Birth:
January 14, 1887
Trade or Calling:
Lumberman
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Victoria, British Columbia
Date of Enlistment:
May 29, 1916
Age at enlistment:
29
Height:
5 Feet 5 Inches
Chest:
26 Inches
Expansion:
2 Inches
Religion:
Church of England
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
Vimy Ridge
Date of Death:
April 9, 1917
Age at Death:
30
Buried at:
Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St. Vaast, Pas de Calais, France
Plot:
6.C. 10.
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Research Notes
  • Originally 11th CMR
  • Dep Halifax N.S. 08-7-1916 : Arr. England SS Lapland 25-7-1916.
  • Transferred to 2nd CMR 13-12-1916
  • Arr. France 14-12-1916 : Arr. in unit 17-1-1917
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Private Canadian Infantry 2nd Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles
Private Canadian Infantry 11th Regiment Canadian Mounted Rifles
Images

Pte Ernest Henry Borrow of the 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles

Died 9th April 1917 at Vimy Ridge

Left UK for Canada January-February 1911 on the SS Hesperian.  Joined by his other sister Isobel, who married Arthur Cooper later of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Appears in Canadian Census 1911 at Waldo BC (in densely occupied habitation - bunkhouse?)  Page 12 Elk to Gateway 001936772.pdf on Canadian Census website.

~ Norrette Moore