Other names: John Francis
Locations in this story: Semley, WiltshireDonhead St. Andrew, WiltshireSturminster, Dorset
Story: John Francis Burlington was born in Semley, Wiltshire, on 20 Aug 1898 and baptised there on 21 Sep 1898 the son of Thomas Francis Burlington and Rose Ann Burlington (nee Haime). He lived his early life at Barkers Hill, Donhead St. Andrew. He had enlisted and joined the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Private (Service No. 46941). It is not known in which theatre of war he served but at some time had received gun shot wounds to his right arm. He was discharged on 13 Oct 1920 and awarded the Victory and British War Medals as well as a short lived pension paid up until 22 Jan 1924. By the time of the 1939 Register he was living in Gutch Common, Semley, Wiltshire, working as a Builders Labourer and still single. His death was recorded in Sturminster, Dorset, during 1972.