Other names: Bertie Stephen
Locations in this story: Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetEast Stour, DorsetFrome, Somerset
Story: Bertie Stephen Burden was born in Enmore Green, Shafrtesbury, Dorset, on 30 Aug 1881 and baptised there on 30 Oct 1881 the son of Stephen Burden and Elizabeth Annie Moore Burden (nee Bridle). He lived his early life in Enmore Green and married Maud Toogood there during 1905. By 1911 he was living in East Stour, Dorset. He enlisted in the Royal Engineers as a Driver (Service No. 136996). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 6 Bridge Street, Frome, Somerset, employed as a Farm Worker. His death was recorded in Frome during 1963. Of his brothers, Willie George Burden was killed in action and Alfred Tom Burden served and survived.