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  • 28493 Private Cornelius Burton, Sherwood Foresters, died at Calais Southern Cemetery, grave C.2.14. 
photo courtesy of Phil W.
Person Details
Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire
He was the son of George and Sarah Burton of Hucknall Torkard Nottinghamshire. He was the husband of Henrietta (nee Vickers) Burton and the father of Frederick, Wilfred, Ivy and James Burton. In 1911 they lived at 107 Sherwood Street Mansfield Woodhouse Nottinghamshire.
He was a miner (hewer).
12 Apr 1916
33
470871 - CWGC Website
28493
Private
17th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Cornelius Burton enlisted in July 1915 at Mansfield and served with the 17th battalion Sherwood Foresters. The 17th battalion moved to France on 6 March 1916 and a month later Cornelius died in hospital. He is listed as 'died' which means illness or anything other than being in battle. Whatever the cause he was not in France for long. He died at a General Hospital in Calais and was buried in the Calais Southern Cemetery, grave C. 2. 14. John Morse
Article published on 20th April 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch reads :- The first is Cornelius Burton, who has died before entering upon actual warfare. He was 33 years of age and of late had lived at Mansfield Woodhouse and worked at Warsop Colliery. He was a native of Hucknall, and leaves a wife and four children. It is now nine months since he determined to do something for his King and country, and joined the Sherwood Foresters, being an officer's groom. His days of training were chiefly spent in Surrey, and was only recently drafted to France. After crossing the water, he was seized with illness, and death took place at Calais Hospital, much to the regret of the officers, who found him most trustworthy.” Above article is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918.
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  • 28493 Private Cornelius Burton, Sherwood Foresters, died at Calais Southern Cemetery, grave C.2.14. 
photo courtesy of Phil W.
    Cornelius Burton Calais Southern Cemetery - 28493 Private Cornelius Burton, Sherwood Foresters, died at Calais Southern Cemetery, grave C.2.14. photo courtesy of Phil W.
  • Photograph published 20th April 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Cornelius Burton - Photograph published 20th April 1916 in the Hucknall Dispatch and is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918