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William was born in 1894 the son of William Harriet Burton. In 1911 the family was living at Spout Lane Arnold.
He was employed as a colliery banks man.
15 Jun 1917
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10th Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment
William enlisted at Arnold into the Sherwood Foresters with number 34974 but was later transferred to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment. On the evening of the 15th June 1917, that the 10th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Regiment marched up to the trenches, and relieved the 7th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in support in the right sector of the Divisional front. Battalion HQ was at Leg Copse and Company’s were in trenches just South East of Oosttaverne Wood. The relief was completed at 11.30pm. During the period the relief was taking place there was intermittent shelling by the Germans and as a result one Other Rank (Pte Burton) was killed and four other were wounded when caught by the blast from a German shell.
He is buried in Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery Belgium Grave Reference: III B 4
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