Stoney Path

William Charles Abraham Burridge

Surname: Burridge
Other names: William Charles Abraham
Other people in this story:
Charles Burridge
Alice Bessie Burridge née Wilmott
Locations in this story:
Stoney Path, St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Shaftesbury, Dorset

William Charles Abraham Burridge (also known as 'Willie') was born in Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 21st June 1897 the son of Charles Burridge and Alice Bessie Burridge (née Wilmott). He lived his whole life, apart from Military Service, in the locality. 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 from 14 Apr 1917 (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 1920 as a Territorial with the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 5720627). He was finally demobilized on 18 Mar 1921 and by the 1921 Census was shown living with his parents at 3 Stoney Path, Shaftesbury, Dorset, working as a Gardener.  He remained single throughout his life at the same address as recorded in the 1939 Register.  He was always employed as a Gardener.  William died in 1949 and was buried at St. James' Church, Shaftesbury, on 16th September 1949. Source: Based on previous research by Ken Baxter.

  • St. James' Church

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