1. Memorial:Helles Memorial
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.118
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour7D GQS

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Family :

Son of John Hearn Burrell and Gertrude Burrell, of 19, Croxteth Rd., Liverpool.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 4th Battalion Cheshire Regiment 

1/4th Battalion August 1914 : in Birkenhead. Part of Cheshire Brigade, Welsh Division. Moved immediately on mobilisation to Shrewsbury and Church Stretton but by the end of August 1914 had moved to Northampton. In December 1914 moved again to Cambridge and by March 1915 was at Bedford. 13 May 1915 : formation became 159th Brigade, 53rd (Welsh) Division. Sailed in July 1915 from Devonport, going via Alexandria to Gallipoli where it landed on 9 August 1915. december 1915 : withdrawn from Gallipoli and moved to Egypt. 31 May 1918 : left the Division and moved to France. 1 July 1918 : attached to 102nd Brigade in 34th Division.

Action : Gallipoli 

The Gallipoli Campaign was fought on the Gallipoli peninsula 25th April 1915 to 9th January 1916. in a failed attempt to defeat Turkey by seizing the Dardanelles and capturing Istanbul. Ill-conceived and planned, the initial effort by the Royal Navy failed to force passage through the Dardanelles by sea power alone. It was then realised that a land force was needed to support the project by suppressing the Turkish mobile artillery batteries. By the time all was ready the Turks were well aware and well prepared. Despite amazing heroics on the day of the landings only minor beachheads were achieved and over the succeeding 8 months little progress was made. Eventually the beachheads were evacuated in a series of successful ruses.

Despite Gallipoli rightly becoming a national source of pride to Australians and New Zealanders, far more British casualties were sustained, and these days the substantial French contribution is almost forgotten.

THE LONDON GAZETTE, 23 OCTOBER, 1914. 4th Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment; the undermentioned to be Second Lieutenants, Dated 10th October, 1914:? John Stamp Garthorne Burrell.

Detail :

Probate record: BURRELL, John Stamp Garthorne of Highfield House, 22 Curzon Park, Cheshire, Solicitor, a second-lieutenant in the 4th Battalion of His Majesty's Cheshire Regiment (Territorial Forces), died 10th August 1915 having been killed in action in the Dardanelles. Probate Chester 30th September to Helen Finlay, widow. Effects £389 3s 10d.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Apollo University No. 357 E.C.Oxfordshire

24th April 1906
22nd May 1906
22nd October 1906

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