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Person Details
11 May 1892
Walkeringham
Henry was born on 11 May 1892 at Walkeringham, the son of William and Annie Burden (nee Taylor). William and Annie were married in 1892 (marriage registered Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, Oct/Nov/Dec). William was an engineering labourer by trade. At the time of the 1911 census he and Annie had been married for 18 years and had had seven children, all of whom were still living at the time of the census. Their children were: Henry (Harry) (b. 11 May 1892), Ernest (b. 19 July 1894), Reginald (b. 1896), Nora Mary (b. 1898), Vera (b. 1901), Helen (b. 1903) and Charles (b. 1905). All the children were born in Walkeringham. In 1901 William and Annie were living at Labourers' Cottages, Marsh Lane, Walkeringham; only two children were in the home on the night of the Census, Nora (2) and Vera (under 2 months). Their three sons, Harry (8), Ernest (6) and Reginald (4) were in the house of their paternal grandparents, Henry and Mary Burden, who also lived at Labourers' Cottages, Marsh Lane. By 1911 William (49) and Annie (39) were still living at in Walkeringham. Only their six youngest children were in the household on the night of the Census: Ernest (16), Reginald (14), Nora (12), Vera (11), Helen (7) and Charles (5). Both Ernest and Reginald were at work, Ernest as a labourer at a chemical works and Reginald as a moulder's apprentice; their younger siblings were still at school. Henry had joined the Royal Marine Light Infantry (Plymouth Division) on 2 January 1911 and at the time of the 1911 census he was a Private at the Royal Marine depot at Walmer, Kent At the time of Henry's death the family was living at High Street, West Stockwith. His brother, Ernest, joined the Royal Navy on 19 April 1913 and was a Stoker 1st Class. He died when HMS Hampshire was sunk by a mine on 5 June 1916 (Portsmouth Naval Memorial). William Burden (b. abt 1862, Kneesall, Nottinghamshire) died in 1938 aged 76. Annie (b. abt 1869, Dunham, Nottinghamshire) died in 1939 aged 70.
He enlisted in the Royal Marine Light Infantry (Plymouth Division) on 2 January 1911.
16 Nov 1915
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473724 - CWGC Website
PLY/15174
Private
HMS Fox Royal Marine Light Infantry
He enlisted into the Royal Marine Light Infantry (Plymouth Division) on 2 January 1911. At the time of the 1911 Census he was serving at the Royal Marines Depot at Walmer, Kent. At the time of his death he was serving in HMS Fox which was operating in Egyptian waters. He is buried in the Suez War Memorial Cemetery. The RN&RM War Graves Roll records that the cause of death was 'killed or died by means other than disease, accident or enemy action.'
His younger brother Ernest also served and died in the Great War. Information on Henry Burden has been provided courtesy of the Misterton and West Stockwith history group. Additional research (military and family histories) by T2T researcher.
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    Henry Burden - Photograph provided courtesy of The War Graves Photographic Project www.twgpp.org
  • Photograph shows Suez War Memorial Cemetery (formerly British Burial Ground), Egypt, where Henry Burden is buried.  Photograph courtesy of CWGC
    Henry Burden - Photograph shows Suez War Memorial Cemetery (formerly British Burial Ground), Egypt, where Henry Burden is buried. Photograph courtesy of CWGC