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Record #15689
Name :
: William Alfred BURTON (1895 - 1916)

BMD and other details
Date of Birth
: 1895 (approx.)

Marriage (1)
Marriage (2)

Date of Death
: 28 Sep 1916   Notes : Killed in Action
Abode (1) : Place of BirthEngland, Nottinghamshire, Nottingham
Abode (2) : Place of Death / BurialFrance, Pas de Calais
Sailing Information
Date of Arrival
: Mar 1913
: Canada

: Virginian

Placement Family
Homes / Agencys
Institution (GB)

: Dakeyne Boys Farm
NotesWilliam Burton, age 17, sailed to Canada on the SS Virginian, arriving in March 1913.

On November 11, 1915, at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, William Alfred Burton, 20, enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces. He declared that he had no stated address; that he was born in Nottingham, England; that his next of kin was his father, Henry Burton, who resided at 29 Meredith Street, Nottingham, England; that his date of birth was September 2, 1895; that he was a farmer; and that he was not married. He was described as 5 foot 6-1/2 inches in height; fair complexion; brown eyes; light hair. He was a member of the Methodist faith.

William Alfred Burton died on September 28, 1916, at the battle of Vimy Ridge. He was buried at the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

His name was inscribed on a memorial in Nottinghamshire which was erected by Oliver Hind, this memorial was destroyed in the 1990's and had contained the names of at least five men named on the memorial are known to have gone out to Canada and subsequently to have served in the Canadian infantry. 
ContributorsCreated : 2011-12-19 06:16:46 / From original database

Last Updated : 2011-12-31 13:43:34 /

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Surnames starting with:   A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z  30 Entries        
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IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
15725 BAILEY, Percy1897ENG,     Apr 1913 : Virginian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
16076 BALL, James Arthur1905ENG, NTT, Sneinton  Apr 1922 : Canopic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15713 BARRETT, Leslie James Alexander1911ENG, KEN, Dover Apr 1927 : Lancastria CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
10437 BASKILL, Charles Cyril1907ENG, NTT, Nottingham Apr 1923 : Andania CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
16079 BATES, Arthur ENG,     Jul 1922 : Empress of India CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15691 BEAUMONT, Charles1902ENG,     Apr 1917 : Olympic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
22115 BENJAMIN, Michael Sidney1914ENG,     Jul 1930 : Westernland CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15699 BENNETT, John William1900ENG,     Apr 1924 : Scythia CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15693 BOSWORTH, George1903ENG,     Apr 1917 : Olympic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
16072 BOSWORTH, Henry ENG,     Nov 1918 : Metagama CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
22850 BRADBURY, Claude1899ENG,     Apr 1915 : Hesperian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
16078 BROWITT, William ENG,     Apr 1922 : Canopic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15690 BROWN, Percy Robert1903ENG,    , Bulwell Apr 1917 : Olympic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
16194 BROWN, Percy Robert1903ENG, NTT, Bulwell Apr 1917 : Olympic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15689 BURTON, William Alfred1895ENG, NTT, Nottingham Mar 1913 : Virginian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
9610 CADMAN, George W1897ENG, NTT, Nottingham Apr 1913 : Virginian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
8483 CHAMBERS, Harold 1912ENG, NTT, Nottingham May 1927 : Samaria CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
8484 CLARKE, Charles S1912ENG, NTT, Nottingham May 1927 : Samaria CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15700 COMFORT, Kenneth1908ENG,     Apr 1924 : Scythia CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15726 COOK, William G1897ENG,     Apr 1913 : Virginian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15698 CUTLER, Frederick Samuel1907ENG,     Apr 1924 : Scythia CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
16081 GLOVER, Albert ENG,     Apr 1922 : Canopic CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15705 HENSON, Earnest1903ENG,     Apr 1914 : Alsatian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15707 HICKS, Bertie1903ENG,     Apr 1914 : Alsatian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15706 HOFFEN, Alfred1897ENG,     Apr 1914 : Alsatian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15708 HOWARD, Frederick1897ENG,     Apr 1914 : Alsatian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15718 HUTCHINSON, Fred H1897ENG,     Apr 1913 : Virginian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
16082 JORDAN, Stanley ENG,     Apr 1921 : Saxonia CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15702 KELVEY, William1911ENG,     Apr 1924 : Scythia CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
15717 LITCHFIELD, Ernest E1898ENG,     Apr 1913 : Virginian CAN Dakeyne Boys Farm  
IDNameDOBPlace of birthArrivals & ShipsDest.AgencyFamily links
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