William Burr

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WWI Roll of Honour

By Lynette Wray

William Burr

 

      

Military History:        

 

Regiment:                              
Bedfordshire Regiment

Rank:                                     
Private 

Service Number:                    
4005

Date of Enlisting:                            
12.9.1914

Date of death:                        
11.11.1957 

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

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

 

William enlisted at Bedford, Bedfordshire with the Bedfordshire Regiment, 5th Battalion, Regimental number 4005 on 12th September 1914.  He served with the Mediterranean Territorial Forces in the Balkan Theatre of War during World War I.  He was wounded at Gallipoli in August 1915 and invalided home to England.  He was discharged as unfit for military service on 19th May 1916.

William was awarded the Victory Medal, the British War Medal and the Silver Badge.

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

 

Family History:

 

Date of Christening:    
4 April 1878       

Birth Place:                            
Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    
Greenwich, Kent

Marriage:                     
20.7.1902

 

William was the son of William Richard and Emma (nee Crane) Burr, christened on 4th April 1878 at Ashwell, Hertfordshire. He was a pupil of the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell. 

The 1901 census shows William as a boarder in Christ Church, East Greenwich. He was recorded as a carpenter. His military pension records of 1916 show him as an insurance agent.

William married Lily Lovegrove on 20th July 1902 at Christ Church, East Greenwich.  They had two sons born in Shefford, Bedfordshire: William Albert born on 11th November 1906 and Edward John born on 21 June 1910. William’s military notes record three children although not named.

William’s military records show the family living in Shefford, Bedfordshire.

William died on 11th November 1957.

 

 

Name:

William Burr

Birth Place:

Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:

Shefford, Bedfordshire

Death Date:

11.11.1957

Enlistment Place:

Bedford, Bedfordshire

Rank:

Private

Regiment:

Bedfordshire Regiment

Battalion:

5th Battalion

Regimental Number:     

4005

Type of Casualty:

Survived

Theatre of War:

Balkans, Gallipoli

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