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Albert William BURTON

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Surname: BURTON

Forename(s): Albert William

Place of Birth: Syston, Lincolnshire

Service No: 268911

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 4th Division

Age: 39

Date of Death: 1918-08-30

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: I. A. 45.

CWGC Cemetery: VIS-EN-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY, HAUCOURT

CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

Albert William Burton was the son of Alfred and Sarah Eliza Burton (née - ). Alfred was born at Syston, Lincolnshire and Sarah at Idridgehay, Derbyshire.

1881 Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire Census: Albert Willm. Burton, aged 2 years, born Syston, Lincolnshire, son of Alfred and Sarah E. Burton.

1891 Sedgebrook, Lincolnshire Census: Abert [sic] W. Burton, aged 12 years, born Syston, Lincolnshire, son of Alfred and Eliza Burton.

Albert was married to Minnie Bonnick in 1901.
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1901 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: The Bottom - Albert W Burton, aged 21 years, born Syston, Lincolnshire, husband of Minnie Burton, aged 20 years, born Ingleton.

1911 Ingleton, Yorkshire Census: 9, Laburnum Terrace - Albert William Burton, aged 31 years, born Syston, Lincolnshire, husband of Minnie Burton.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Albert W. Burton, 268911. [No regiment given.]

British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte Albert William Burton, 268911, 2 W. Rid. R. K. in A. 30.8.18.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Albert William Burton, 268911, 2nd Bn W. Riding. Date and Place of Death: 30.8.18. France. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Widow and sole legatee - Minnie. £15 19s. 3d.

Albert is commemorated in the 'City of Bradford Great War 1914-1918 Roll of Honour' and on the Midland Railway War Memorial at Derby.

Data Source: Craven’s Part in the Great War - original CPGW book entry

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Private Albert William BURTON

Private Albert William BURTON

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division

Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 4th Division

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Surname: BURTON

Forename(s): Albert William

Born: Syston, Leicester

Residence:

Enlisted: Bradford, Yorks

Number: 268911

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 2nd Battalion

Decorations:

Died Date: 30/08/18

Died How: Killed in action

Theatre of War: France & Flanders

Notes:

Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records

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Surname: BURTON

Forename(s): Albert William

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 268911

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 2nd Bn.

Age: 39

Awards:

Died Date: 30/08/1918

Additional Information: Husband of Minnie Burton, of 69, Harrogate St., Bradford.

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20 September 1918

INGLETON - War Items

Ingletonians will regret to learn that Private Albert Burton, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, has been killed in action. For many years he was the booking clerk at the Midland Railway Station, Ingleton, and in this capacity proved to be a very obliging zealous official. He was 40 years of age, and leaves a widow and young family. - Lance-Corporal Charles Metcalfe, second son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Metcalfe, Goat Gap, Ingleton, has been wounded for the third time, and is now in hospital at Bristol. He has two brothers serving in the Army.

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20 September 1918

Ingleton Casualties

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bromick [Bonnick] have received word that their son-in-law Pte. Albert Burton has been killed in France. Pte. Burton was for many years booking clerk at the Ingleton Midland Station and was very popular in the district. At the time of joining up he was in the Parcels Department at the Bradford Midland Station. He leaves a widow and family, one son being in the army.

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