Edwin John Burbidge

Surname: Burbidge
Other names: Edwin John
Other people in this story:
Kate Burbidge
Ida Mabel McMahon
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury, Dorset
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Plumstead, London, S.E.18
Woolwich, London

Edwin John Burbidge was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 23 Nov 1890 the son of Kate Burbidge (no father has been recorded).  He lived his early life with his grandparents and mother in Hutchinson Lane, Shaftesbury.   He enlisted in the Royal Navy on 15 Mar 1910 and served in many ships and ports becoming a Stoker Petty Officer (Service No. K5883). He qualified for the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/15 Star.   He married Ida Mabel McMahon in Portsmouth, Hampshire during 1922.  He was eventually discharged from the Navy on 8 Feb 1927.  He re-enlisted and continued his rank of SPO with the same Service No. and remained in the Navy until 21 Jul 1945.  He was awarded the Royal Navy Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.  He died in the Woolwich, London, Registry area on 8 Nov 1956 his address at the time was given as 101 Reidhaven Road, Plumstead, London, S.E.18.  (N.B.  Some of his Military records give his name incorrectly as 'Edward' not 'Edwin'.)


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