Charles Burt

Surname: Burt
Other names: Charles
Other people in this story:
William Burt
Hannah Burt (nee Watts)
Bertha Gertrude Harding
Locations in this story:
West Fordington, Dorset
Caundle Purse, Dorset
Cerne Abbas, Dorset
France & Flanders
Tynecot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West Flanders, Belgium
Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Kington Magna, Dorset

Charles Burt was born in West Fordington, Dorset, in 1890 and baptised there on 9 Nov 1890 the son of William Burt and Hannah Burt (nee Watts).  He lived most of his early life in West Fordington and Caundle Purse, Dorset, areas.  He married Bertha Gertrude Harding in Cerne Abbas, Dorset, on 9 Jun 1914.  He had enlisted with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 26836) but eventually was transferred to the 1st Battalion of the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry (Service No. 29225).  He served in France and Flanders and was killed in action on the 4 Oct 1917.  He has no known grave and is remembered on the Tynecot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West Flanders, Belgium, (Panels 80 to 82).  He was awarded the Victory and British War Medals.  He is also remembered on the Kington Magna, Dorset, War Memorial.  (NB: His name also appears on the Cann, Shaftesbury, Dorset, War Memorial on a plaque which is thought to have come from Kington Magna.)


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