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  • Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery. Photo by Murray Biddle
Person Details
Frank was the son of Aaron and Emmeline Burton (nee Scothern). Both Frank's parents were born in Lambley, Aaron in 1855 (A/M/J Basford) and Emmeline in 1857 (A/M/J Basford). They were married in 1883 (A/M/J Basford) and had two children, both born in Lambley, Alice b. 1884 (A/M/J Basford) and Frank b. 1892. In 1891 Aaron (36), a framework knitter, and Emmeline (34), a seamstress, were living with their daughter Alice (6) on Green Lane, Lambley. Their son Frank was born the following year. However, by 1901 the family had moved to West Street, Arnold. Aaron was stil working as a framework knitter, while his daughter Alice (16) was a yarn winder. Frank married Doris Bell (b. 1891), the daughter of Isaac and Harriet Elizabeth Bell, in 1910 (O/N/D Basford). However, on the night of the Census the following year Frank was at his parents' home at 12 West Street, Arnold, while his wife was in her parent's house on Nelson Road, Daybrook, with their one month old son, Albert Eric (probably born 1911 A/M/J Basford). It is probable that Albert died the same year (J/A/S Basford) and there were no other surviving children as the notice of Frank's death in the local paper names only his wife, Doris. At the time of Frank's death in 1919 they were living on West Street, Arnold, probably with his parents, but the CWGC record gives Doris's address as 14 Nelson Road, Daybrook, Nottinghamshire, which was probably her parent's home. Frank's father, Aaron, died in 1926 (June Basford) aged 71 and his mother, Emmeline, in 1927 (March Basford) aged 69.
In 1911 he was employed as a framework knitter
18 Feb 1919
4024704 - CWGC Website
7th Bn Durham Light Infantry
He enlisted into the Labour Corps with number 22302 and was posted to their 38th Company. He later transferred to the Durham Light Infantry and joined the 7th Battalion, serving in France and Belgium. He developed influenza and pneumonia which led to his death in 14 General Hospital, Wimerense, France, on 18th February 1919. He was buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wilmille, France.
Personal inscription on CWGC headstone: 'At Rest' Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 24 February 2019: ‘Burton. On the 19th inst. in hospital in France, of influenza, Pte. Frank Burton, Labour Company, of (-) West-st., Arnold, aged 27. From his sorrowing wife Doris.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 24 February 2019: ‘Burton. Died of influenza in France on the 19th inst., Pte, Frank Burton, aged 27, of Arnold. Gone but not forgotten, deeply mourned. From his sorrowing father, mother and sister.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Registers of Soldiers' Effects: His widow, Doris, was his legatee.
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  • Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery. Photo by Murray Biddle
    Frank Burton - Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery. Photo by Murray Biddle