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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Quarry Cemetery, Mountauban, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle.
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Nottingham
Born 1897, Claude was the son of George & Emma Burton. His father was a lithographic printer probably working at Stafford & Co the large printers in Netherfield. In 1901 there were five children and their parents living at Urban Road, Carlton. By 1911 the family had moved to 46 Station Road Carlton, and Claude was also working in the printing industry as an office worker. George and Emma had 12 children altogether although only 6 survived. By 1916 George & Emma were living at 35, Primrose St., Carlton, Nottingham, and by 1918 two of Claude's brothers were also serving in the war; George Burton (now married) was in France and Samuel Richard (also now married) was serving in Baghdad.
Office worker at Printers but by 1915 when he enlisted he was working as a colliery pony driver.
25 Jul 1916
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Rifleman
20th Bn King's Royal Rifle Corps
Claude enlisted at Nottingham on 12 January 1915. He embarked for France on 31 May 1916 as part of the British Expeditionary Force and joined the battalion in the field on 14 June 1916. He was killed in action and was buried in Quarry Cemetery, Montauban, France. He was eligible for the British and Victory medals.
In memoriam published on 25th July 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “BURTON. – In loving memory of Private C. Burton, King's Royal Rifles, of Carlton, killed in action July 25th, 1916. We miss him even more than words can tell. – From father, mother, sister, George (in France), Ernest (in Mesopotamia).” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
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  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Quarry Cemetery, Mountauban, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle.
    Claude Burton - Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone marking his grave at Quarry Cemetery, Mountauban, Somme Courtesy of Murray Biddle.