Other names: Alfred Tom
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetDurley, HampshireMesopotamiaIndiaFareham, HampshireWickham, HampshireEastleigh, Hampshire
Story: Alfred Tom Burden was born in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 27 Feb 1885 and baptised there on 3 May 1885 the son of Stephen Burden and Elizabeth Annie Moore Burden (nee Bridle). He lived his early life in Enmore Green until by 1911 he was living in Durley, Hampshire, working as a Domestic Coachman. He had enlisted in the Territorial Section of the Royal Field Artillery as a Driver (Service No. 1495) and went on to serve in Mesopotamia and India during which time he was transferred to the Regular Army (Service No. 850542). He suffered a fractured leg on 19 Jul 1918 whilst with the 1088th Battery and was discharged on 20 Jul 1919. He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Ellen Augusta Denham in Fareham, Hampshire, during 1919. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 'Beechleigh', Butterwick Road, Wickham, Hampshire, working as a Fruit Grower and Poultry Keeper. In later life he moved to Eastleigh, Hampshire, and died there on 21 Apr 1964. Of his brothers, Willie George Burden was killed in action whereas Bertie Stephen Burden served and survived.