Other names: Augustus Henry
Locations in this story: Crawley, HampshireIwerne Minster, DorsetOspringe, KentHeythrop Park, OxfordshireChipping Norton, OxfordshireBanbury, Oxfordshire
Story: Augustus Henry Burt was born in Crawley, Hampshire, on 2 Jun 1879 the son of Abel Burt, (who had been born in Iwerne Minster, Dorset), and Amy Burt (nee Willis). He lived his very early life in Crawley until the family moved to a home in The Hollow, Iwerne Minster, Dorset, prior to 1891. By 1901 Augustus had left home and was working as a Gardener and boarding out at Lyndale, Near Lyndale Farm, Ospringe, Kent. By 1911 he had moved and taken up similar employment at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire, living in the Garden as a boarder. He served in WW1 but no records can be found at this stage except he was included on a Roll of Honour published privately in Iwerne Minster after the war. (Any information on this lack of record would be appreciated.) His marriage to Emily Bond was recorded in the Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, Registry in 1916. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at the Gardens, Wykham Park, Banbury, Oxfordshire, as the Head Gardener. His death was recorded in the Banbury Registry in 1955. His brother, Sidney Herbert Burt, also served in the conflict.