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Maurice Henry Burden

Surname: Burden
Other names: Maurice Henry
Other people in this story:
Frederick Stokes
Bessie Burden
Locations in this story:
Blandford, Dorset
France & Flanders
Verchain British Cemetery, Verchain-Maugre, France
Farnham, Blandford, Dorset
Newtown, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset
St. Thomas's Church, East Orchard, Dorset

Maurice Henry Burden was born in 1897 in the registration district of Blandford. He was the son of Bessie Burden, a General Servant. Bessie married Frederick Stokes in 1897. The family lived at Farnham, Blandford, Dorset. At the time of the 1911 Census Maurice was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living at Newtown, East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He enlisted as a Private in the Somerset Light Infantry (Service No. 50781). He served in France & Flanders and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 21st Oct 1918 and was buried at Verchain British War Cemetery, Verchain-Maugre in France (grave id. A.22). He is remembered on the memorial window in St. Thomas's Church, East Orchard.  

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Links to related web content / sources:
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
The National Archives