Harry John Burden

Surname: Burden
Other names: Harry John
Other people in this story:
Frank Burden
Alice Burden (nee Stokes)
Ellen Blanche Matilda Paris
Frederick Charles Burden
Samuel Job Burden
Locations in this story:
Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire
Marlborough, Wiltshire
Pewsey, Wiltshire

Harry John Burden was born in Stour Row, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 18 Jun 1891 and baptised there at All Saints Church on 18 Oct 1891 the son of Frank Burden and Alice Burden (nee Stokes).  He lived his early life in Stour Row, Dorset, and Donhead St. Mary, Wiltshire,  He had enlisted on 2 Sep 1914 with the Dublin Fusiliers as a Private (Service No. 15242).  He served with the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Dublin Fusiliers in the Balkans region where he received gunshot wounds to his left leg.  He was discharged as being physically unfit for further duty on 24 Mar 1916 and awarded the Silver War Badge No. 169839 as well as a life pension.  In due time he was also awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1915 Star.  He was the living in Marlborough, Wiltshire, and had married Ellen (Nellie) Blanche Matilda Paris in Pewsey, Wiltshire, during 1917.   By the time of the 1939 Register he was living at South Lodge, Stowell Park, Pewsey, Wiltshire, working as a Woodsman.  He died in Pewsey on 26 Oct 1977.  His brothers, Frederick Charles Burden and Samuel Job Burden, also served in the conflict.


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