The Soldier's Details

Surname:
Borrow
First Name:
Joseph
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX8712
Company:
‘A‘ Company
Enlisted:
23.10.1940
DOB:
4.12.1916
Place of Birth:
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
Father's Name:
John Joseph Borrow
Mothers's Name:
Sarah Borrow
Religion:
Church of England
Pre-war Occupation:
Yardman
Memorial:
Kranji War Cemetery, Plot 22, Row 5, Grave 20, Age 25.
Cause of Death:
Died of Wounds
Place of Death:
St Andrew's Anglican Cathedral, Singapore
Date of Death:
15.02.1942
Buried:
St Andrews Anglican Cathedral grounds

General Description

L-R - Edwin "Snow" Watt, Joe Borrow
L-R – Edwin “Snow” Watt, Joe Borrow
L-R Joe Borrow and Snow Watt with a warning to the Adelaide girls!
L-R Joe Borrow and Snow Watt with a warning to the Adelaide girls!

Joe Borrow

Wounded in action at Buona Vista on the afternoon of 15.2.1942. Soldier was admitted to the 2/9th Field Ambulance suffering from a gunshot wound fracture to the lower right leg. He was transferred to hospital but died as a result of his wounds.

Soldier was buried on 16.2.942 in the south-east comer of St Andrew‘s Cathedral grounds.

Joe Borrow shared the fate of so many of his generation. Born during a war, grew up in a depression and killed in another war. He did not know what it was like to have a secure job, home and family of his own. And like so many other victims of war, his remains lie in foreign soil far from his homeland.’

Doreen Borrow

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