St.Thomas Church East Orchard 1

Maurice Henry Burden

Surname: Burden
Other names: Maurice Henry
Other people in this story:
Frederick Stokes
Bessie Burden
Locations in this story:
Blandford, Dorset
France & Flanders
Verchain British Cemetery, Verchain-Maugre, France
Farnham, Blandford, Dorset
Newtown, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
St. 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.  

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives