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Place of Birth: Islington, Middlesex
Service No: 13655
Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Battalion / Unit: 'A' Coy 10th (Service) Battalion
Division: 23rd Division
Date of Death: 1915-09-30
CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: 157.
CWGC Cemetery: WALMER (ST. MARY) OLD CHURCHYARD
CWGC Memorial: ---
Non-CWGC Burial: ---
Local War Memorial: BURNSALL, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: HEBDEN, YORKSHIRE
Local War Memorial: LINTON-IN-CRAVEN, YORKSHIRE
William Burley was the son of George and Elizabeth Burley, née Mocock. Both parents were born at London. Elizabeth died in 1898.
1901 Islington, London Census: Workhouse Schools, Andover Row, Hornsey Road - Frederick [sic] William Burley, aged 6 years, born Islington, London. Inmate. [William's brother, Alfred, aged 13 years, was also an Inmate.]
1911 Burnsall, Yorkshire Census: Burnsall Rectory - William Burley, aged 15 years, born London. [William was employed by William James Stavert, Clerk in Holy Orders.]
British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte William Burley, 13655, W. Rid. R. Theatre of War first served in: (1) France. Date of entry therein: 26 August 1915. Correspondence: Sister - Cambridge Cottage, York Road, Lower Walmer, Deal.
British Army WW1 Medal and Award Rolls: Pte William Burley, 13655, 10th W. Rid. R. Died 30.9.15.
Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte William Burley, 13655, 10/W. Riding Regt. Date and Place of Death: 30.9.15 1/Eastern Gen. Hos. Cambridge (wounds). To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Sister - Elizabeth Louisa Chase. £5 1s. 5d. Sister - Ellen Price. £0 15s. 9d. Sister - Louisa Rogers. £0 15s. 9d. Sister - Rose Newman. £0 15s. 8d. Sister - Louisa Burley. £0 15s. 8d. Sister - Mrs Lily Gadsby. £0 15s. 8d.
CWGC 'Headstone Documents - Headstone Schedules (Originals)' name William's next-of-kin as Mr. A. Burley, Owen's Girls School, Owen's Row, London E.C.1.
William's brother Acting Sergeant George Frederick Burley, L/14884, 2nd Bn. Royal Fusiliers, was killed in action at Gallipoli on the 6 June 1915.
William is commemorated on the Victoria Hospital: Deal, Walmer & District War Memorial.
A short biography of William is included in: ‘Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered – Aspects of Dales’ life through peace and war’ by Keith Taylor (2006).
Data Source: Local War Memorial
Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record:
BURLEY, W., West Riding Regiment, was in the service of the Rector of Burnsall for seven years, died of wounds, 1915.
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Private William BURLEY
Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Divisional Sign / Service Insignia: 23rd Division
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