Burton, Frank

Burton, Frank

 

 

Military History:

 

Regiment:
Royal Army Service Corps

Rank:
Private

Service Number:
238480

Date of Enlisting:
3.1915

Date of death:
Not known

Cemetery/ Memorial:            

UK Cemetery/Memorial:
St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour

 

Frank enlisted in March 1915. He served with the 5th Horse Transport Company of the Army Service Corps on the Western Front, France and Flanders

He survived the War but it is not known when he died.

Frank was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

 

Family History:

 

Date of Birth:                c1898

Birth Place:                  Ashwell, Hertfordshire

Residence:                    Bedford, Bedfordshire

Marriage:                      Not known

 

Frank was born in Ashwell, Hertfordshire in1898 the third son of John Worboys Burton and Margaret Jane (nee Humphreys) Burton.  He was a pupil at the Merchant Taylors School in Ashwell.

The 1911 census shows him, a butcher, living in Bedford with the Wykes family.

It is not known if Frank married nor if he had children.

It is not known when he died.

 

All three of Frank’s brothers saw active service in the War and all survived.

 

Commentary:

 

Name:Frank Burton
Birth Place:Ashwell, Hertfordshire
Residence:Bedford, Bedfordshire
Death Date:Not known
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:Private
Regiment:Royal Army Service Corps
Battalion:5th Horse Transport Company
Regimental Number:238480
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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