Other names: William Charles Abraham
Locations in this story: Stoney Path, St. James, Shaftesbury, DorsetFrance
Story: William Charles Abraham Burridge was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21st June 1897 the son of Frederick Burridge and Alice Bessie Burridge (née Wilmott). He enlisted on 21st October 1916 as a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery attached to the R.A.E. Tank Corps serving in France (Service No. 125985). He was demobilized on 14th October 1919 with a War Pension due to the effects of his service. He was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He re-enlisted for a period of one year in 1921 as a Territorial with the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment. He remained single and his last known address, per the 1939 Register, was 3 Stoney Path, St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset. He was employed as a Gardener. William died in 1949 and was buried at St. James' Church on 16th September 1949. Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.