Percy Humphrey Burton

WWI Roll of Honour

by Lynette Wray

Percy Humphrey Burton

         

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Royal Garrison Artillery

Rank:                                     
Gunner

Service Number:                    
68258

Date of Enlisting:                            
1.1916

Date of death:                        
1989

 

Cemetery/ Memorial:            
St Mary’s Church Cemetery, Ashwell

UK Cemetery/Memorial:      
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Percy enlisted in January 1916.  He saw active service as a gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery in the Western Europe Theatre of War, France and Flanders.  In September 1918 Percy suffered gunshot wounds to both hands and burns to his face and admitted to the hospital in Boulogne but immediately transferred to the Fusehill Military Hospital in Carlisle.  Percy recovered and was discharged from the army on 9 May 1919.

Percy survived the War and died in Ashwell in 1989. 

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:               
c1985

Birth Place:                            
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Marriage:                     
1st quarter 1927

 

Percy was born in 1985 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire the third son of John Worboys Burton and Margaret Jane (nee Humphreys) Burton.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell, and before enlisting he was a gardener/footman in Ashwell. 

Percy married Blanche Emma Turner in the first quarter of 1927. They had one daughter, Monica R, born on 18 February 1930 in Ashwell.

Percy’s brothers, Harry and John, both saw active service in the War and both survived to return home.

 

Commentary:

Name:

Percy Humphrey Burton

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Death Date:

1989

Enlistment Place:

 

Rank:

Gunner

Regiment:

Royal Garrison Artillery

Battalion:

 

Regimental Number:    

68258

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Western Europe, France and Flanders

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