Other names: Herbert Charles
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetWatford, HertfordshireEast Finchley, LondonBillericay, EssexDorchester, DorsetSixpenny Handley, DorsetSt. James' Church, ShaftesburyCottage Green, Alcester, Shaftesbury
Story: Herbert Charles Burlton was born at the Union Workhouse, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 29th August 1881 and baptised at St. James' Church on 16th September 1881, the son of William James Burlton, the Master of the Workhouse, and Elizabeth Burlton (née Meaden). Following the death of his father in 1888, Herbert was sent to the London Orphan Asylum, Watford, Hertfordshire, but by 1911 was back with his mother at Cottage Green, Alcester, Shaftesbury, where she had set herself up as a poultry farmer. He enlisted and joined the Dorset (Queen's Own) Yeomanry attached to the Corps of Hussars as a Private (Service No. 230597). It is not known where he served but on discharge he was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He married Ida Mary Kidd at All Saints, East Finchley, London, on 21st February 1920 and they had one son. The 1921 Census shows him living with his in-laws at 'The Limes', Bracken Mount, Billericay, Essex, described as a Poultry Farmer. The 1939 Register indicates he was at the same address but now described as a Smallholder. He died in Dorchester, Dorset, on 1st February 1966 and was later buried at St. Mary's Church, Sixpenny Handley, Dorset, having moved there previously to live at Fir Tree Cottage, Sixpenny Handley.