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Remembered Today:

Cpl William Burton


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I have found an envelope - Army Form A.14 - on it is written 60127 Cpl W.Burton ( this could be 60727 or 60121 - the 7 or 1 is indistinct). He was my grandfather.

His name was William Burton and he served in the Royal Warwickshire Regt. He died in 1942 from lung lesions resulting from gas in WW1. He appears to have been hospitalised in Italy!! He was mentioned in despatches and was awarded oak leaves. He also served in Archangel. I would dearly love to know more of his service record.

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He had two numbers, 60727 and 267714. The latter was issued in 1917 and was one of a block given to 7th Bn RWR when the Territorial Force was renumbered in . The battalion was part of the 48 (South Midland) Division which served in Italy in 1917 - 1918.

It has a War Diary at the National Archives:

WO 95/2756 1/7 Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1915 Mar. - 1917 Oct.

WO 95/4248 1/7 Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment 1917 Nov. - 1919 Apr.


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MIC for you:


Thank you very much Melpak. I am very grateful. Is there any chance you can decipher the details? they are hard to read.



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The address side of the card reads:- O I/C Records War fwds nom roll of indiv entitled to the emblem 8/20/ .OFFICER IN CHARGE RECORDS WARWICKS FORWARDS NOMINAL ROLL OF INDIVIDUALS ENTITLED TO THE EMBLEM Ralph.

The reverse references are:- L/104B6 1157 underneath ditto and at the bottom :- Em /2/1684 I V 1523/Ed 8/9/26

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