Louis Arndell Burrowes was born at 'Glen Dhu', Launceston, on 28 Oct 1872, the second eldest of five children of William Townsend Burrowes (1844-1908), civil engineer and surveyor, and Elizabeth Emily Gunn (1845-1919) who were married at Launceston on 27 May 1869. Elizabeth was a daughter of Lieut William Gunn of 'Glen Dhu'. Louis became a Lieutenant in the Launceston Rifle Regiment on 20 Mar 1890. He later had a commission in the Lincoln Regiment and was involved in the campaign in Sudan.
On 20 Aug 1902 Louis married Lilan Carr White, only daughter of F A White, 'Grove House', Canterbury, England. The marriage took place at St Mary's Church, Chester, England. They had at least three children.
During the First World War, Captain Louis Burrowes became a brigade major attached to the Eastern command. By the war's end he had been promoted to Lieut-Colonel and in Jun 1919 he was awarded an OBE in recognition for the excellent service he had rendered the Empire.
Louis' sister Lily is also pictured in the Launceston Family Album.