Enmore Green War Memorial 02

Willie George Burden

Surname: Burden
Other names: Willie George
Other people in this story:
Stephen Burden
Elizabeth Annie Moore Burden née Bridle
Locations in this story:
Shaftesbury
Egypt
Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Al Qantarah, Shamal Sina', Egypt
Sherborne Causeway, Enmore Green
Brickhill, Enmore Green

Story:
Willie George Burden was born in 1893. He was the son of Stephen Burden, a Farm Labourer, and Elizabeth Annie Moore Burden (née Bridle). The family lived at Brickhill, Enmore Green. At the time of the 1911 Census he was single, working as a Farm Labourer and living on Sherborne Causeway, Enmore Green. He enlisted in Shaftesbury as a Private in the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment (Service No. 202266) and was awarded the Victory and British War medals. He died on 20th December 1918 whilst serving with the 1st/4th (T.F.) Battalion and was buried at Kantara War Memorial Cemetery, Al Qantarah, Shamal Sina', Egypt (grave id. F.299). He is remembered on the war memorials at Motcombe and Enmore Green, Shaftesbury. Willie's father died in 1919.

Images:
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 02
  • Enmore Green War Memorial 01
  • Motcombe War Memorial 1
  • Motcombe War Memorial 4
  • Motcombe War Memorial 03
  • Motcombe War Memorial 02

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