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  • Headstone Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton.  Photograph Rachel Farrand
Person Details
Lenton Nottingham
He was the son of Ernest and Mary Ann Burton and the brother of Oswald, Edith, Ivy, Amy, Silvina, Emily and Ernest Burton. In 1911 they lived at 4 Bridge Yard Wollaton Road Nottingham.
He was a blacksmith.
15 Oct 1914
24
2750207 - CWGC Website
1154
Nottingham
Shoeing Smth
South Nottinghamshire Hussars
Shoeing Smith Oliver Burton, South Notts. Hussars, was killed in Hungerford on 15th November 1914 after a kick to head by a horse. Buried with full military honours at Lenton Holy Trinity church.
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 20 November 1914: BURTON on the 15th inst. at Camp, Hungerford, Farrier Oliver Burton of South Notts Hussars, killed by being kicked on the base of the head while shoeing a horse. Funeral Lenton Church with full military honours. Headstone Lenton Holy Trinity: In loving memory of Oliver, the beloved son of Mary A & Ernest Burton, who was accidentally killed while doing his duty November 15th 1914, in his 24th year. Late Farrier SNH. “HUSSAR'S SAD DEATH. “MILITARY HONOURS FOR RADFORD SOLDIER. “All the honours of a soldier's funeral were accorded Farrier Oliver Burton, of the South Notts. Hussars, whose remains were laid to rest in the Lenton Churchyard this afternoon. “Burton, who lived in Bridge-yard, Wollaton-road, Radford, enlisted in the active service section of the Hussars some time ago, and was sent to Hungerford. On November 15th he had the misfortune to be kicked by a horse, and died as the result of his injuries. “There was a large concourse of people to witness the funeral, the service being conducted by the Rev. W. S. Hildesley (chaplain to the Colwick camp), and the ReRv. [sic] A. Watts (vicar of Lenton). “The coffin, covered with the Union Jack, on which rested deceased's sword, was borne on a gun carriage, and about 30 men of the South Notts. Hussars, under Sergeant-Major Wilson, were in attendance. After the committal sentences a party in charge of Sergeant Smith, fired three volleys over their dead comrade, and the “Last Post” was sounded by the bugle party under the direction of Trumpeter Major Dale. Farrier belonging to the Hussars acted as bearers.” Above article is from Ibid and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Headstone Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton.  Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Oliver Burton - Headstone Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Headstone Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Oliver Burton - Headstone Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 21st November 1914, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Oliver Burton - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 21st November 1914, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918