Other names: Maurice Henry
Locations in this story: Blandford, DorsetFrance & FlandersVerchain British Cemetery, Verchain-Maugre, FranceFarnham, Blandford, DorsetNewtown, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, DorsetSt. Thomas's Church, East Orchard, Dorset
Story: Maurice Henry Burden was born in 1897 in the registration district of Blandford. He was the son of Bessie Burden, a General Servant. Bessie married Frederick Stokes in 1897. The family lived at Farnham, Blandford, Dorset. At the time of the 1911 Census Maurice was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at Newtown, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Somerset Light Infantry (Service No. 50781). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 21st Oct 1918 and was buried at Verchain British War Cemetery, Verchain-Maugre in France (grave id. A.22). He is remembered on the memorial window in St. Thomas's Church, East Orchard.