Other names: Willie George
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyEgyptKantara War Memorial Cemetery, Al Qantarah, Shamal Sina', Egypt Sherborne Causeway, Enmore GreenBrickhill, 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. His brothers, Bertie Stephen Burden and Alfred Tom Burden, both served in the conflict and survived.