Other names: Fred
Locations in this story: Stour Provost, Shaftesbury, DorsetLudwell, Donhead St. Mary, WiltshireMere, Wiltshire
Story: Fred Burden was born in Stour Provost, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 1 Oct 1878 the son of Samuel Burden and Caroline Burden (nee Curtis). He lived much of his life, apart from Military Service, in Stour Provost. He married Annie Pauley in Stour Provost in 8 Aug 1910. They went on to have six children. He enlisted and joined the 2nd Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment as a Private (Service No. 25529). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but on his discharge on 7 Jul 1919 he was awarded the Victory and British War Medals. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at 12 Council Houses, Ludwell, Donhead St. Mary. Wiltshire, working as a General Farm Labourer. His death was recorded at the Mere, Wiltshire, Registry in 1959.