Other names: Wilfred Tom
Locations in this story: Shaftesbury, DorsetEnmore Green, Motcombe, DorsetLeyton, EssexWest Ham, Essex
Story: Wilfred Tom Burr was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 17 Jan 1894 and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 25 Feb 1894 the son of Thomas Burr and Ellen Selina Burr (nee Jenkins). The 1901 Census shows the family living at Enmore Green, Motcombe, Dorset. He enlisted on 31 Aug 1914 with the 5th Dragoon Guards as a Private (Service No. 10118) but was soon discharged on 5 Oct 1914 due to defective eyesight. He married Lily Elizabeth Goult in 1921 in the West Ham, Essex, Registry area. They went on to have four children. By 1939 the family were living at 48 Brierley Road, Leyton, Essex, and Wilfred was working as a Slaughterman. He died in 1954.