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02 Sep 1896
In 1911 (census) he was living at 8 Key Street, Windmill Lane, Nottingham with his parents, Harry and Emma Burton, two brothers, JEH [James] (28) and Harry (12) and a sister, Sarah (18). His parents had been married for 29 years and had had 12 children of whom only six were living. At the time of the 1901 Census the family was living at 28 Lees Yard, Nottingham; children: James (17), Letitia (16), Samuel (15), Sarah (7), William (5) and Harry. On William's attestation paper (1915) he gives his father's address as 29 Meredith Street, Nottingham. At the age of 17 William sailed from Liverpool to Halifax, Nova Scotia, on the SS Virginian, arriving 22 March 1913, sponsored by Oliver Hind's juvenile emigration scheme through which he would have trained in agricultural skills on Dakeyne's Farm in Nova Scotia.
Member 2nd Nottingham Company Boys' Brigade (Dakeyne Street Lads' Club). In 1911 he was employed as 'FWK'. He was a farmer (Canada) at the time he attested.
28 Sep 1916
1565925 - CWGC Website
1st Bn Canadian Mounted Rifles
Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force Attestation Paper survives. Attested 11 November 1915. Commemorated on the Vimy Memorial
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