Other names: Job
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetFontmell Magna, Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance and Flanders
Story: Job Burr was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, in 1892 the son of John Burr and Elizabeth Ann Burr (nee Brockway). He lived some of his early life at Smith's Hole, Fontmell Magna, Shaftesbury. but later moved to Brickhill, Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. He had enlisted with the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 8775). He served in France and Flanders from 7 Oct 1914. He remained in the services after the war was over and married Florence Kate Love in Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, on 28 Sep 1919. He was eventually discharged on 16 May 1921 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as the 1914/1915 Star. His Military Pension form indicates he received payments until 31 Jul 1921 then the form is marked 'Dead' but no record of a death can be found at this time. His brother, George Reginald Burr, also enlisted but was not accepted by the Military. Job's name was shown on the Roll of Honour published in the Nov 1918 issue of the St. James' Church Parish Magazine.