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Sergeant 1420 William Harry Burton

C Company 1st/14th Battalion, (London Scottish) The London Regiment
Killed in Action, Vermelles, France and Flanders, 22nd May 1915, aged 28. Killed by a shell at 10.15am

  • Buried: Philosophe British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave III.H.23
  • Awarded 1914 (Mons) Star, British War and Victory Medals
  • Son of Herbert and Annie Burton [nee Lucas] of North Street, Atherstone
  • Brother of Corporal Harold Burton
  • NNWFHS Memorial: Atherstone and Atherstone Grammar School Memorial

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  • Born 15 Mar 1887 at Atherstone
  • Lived at North Street, Atherstone [1911]
  • Employed as a Foreman Hatter
  • Enlisted as a Territorial Soldier [1910]
  • Re-Enlisted 4 Aug 1914

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