Other names: Charles Francis
Locations in this story: Tarrant Gunville, DorsetTarrant Hinton, DorsetIwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury, WiltshireLittle Bedwyn, Marlborough, Wiltshire
Story: Charles Francis Burden was born at Tarrant Gunville, Dorset, on 9 Oct 1895 the son of Francis William Burden and Annie Eliza Burden (nee Weeks). He lived his early life at either Tarrant Gunville or Tarrant Hinton, Dorset. By 1914 he had moved to The Drove, Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted and served with the 2nd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 16353). It is not known in which theatre of war he served in but on his discharge on 25 Mar 1919 was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. He married Dorothy Caroline Llewellin at Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 14 Oct 1923. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 7 Brigmerston, Nr. Salisbury, Dorset, working as a domestic gardener. His death was recorded at Little Bedwyn, Marlborough, Wiltshire, on 10 Dec 1979.