Other names: Charles Francis
Locations in this story: Tarrant Gunville, DorsetIwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, DorsetSalisbury, WiltshireLittle Bedwyn, Marlborough, Wiltshire
Story: Charles Francis Burden was born at Tarrant Gunville, Dorset, on 9th October 1895 the son of Francis William Burden and Annie Eliza Burden (née Weeks). He lived his early life at Tarrant Gunville, 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 after his discharge on 25th March 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. By the 1921 Census he was living with his parents in The Drove, Iwerne Minster, working as a Farm labourer for the Ismay Estates. He married Dorothy Caroline Llewellin at Iwerne Minster, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 14th October 1923. By the time of the 1939 Register he had moved to 7 Brigmerston, Nr. Salisbury, Dorset, and was working as a domestic gardener. His death was recorded at Little Bedwyn, Marlborough, Wiltshire, on 10th December 1979 having previously moved to live there at The Annex, White House Cottage, Little Bedwyn.