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  • Headstone Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton.  Photograph Rachel Farrand
Person Details
Lenton Nottingham
He was the son of Ernest and Mary Ann Burton and the brother of Oswald, Edith, Ivy, Amy, Silvina, Emily and Ernest Burton. In 1911 they lived at 4 Bridge Yard Wollaton Road Nottingham.
He was a blacksmith.
15 Oct 1914
24
2750207 - CWGC Website
1154
Nottingham
Shoeing Smth
South Nottinghamshire Hussars
Shoeing Smith Oliver Burton, South Notts. Hussars, was killed in Hungerford on 15th November 1914 after a kick to head by a horse. Buried with full military honours at Lenton Holy Trinity church.
Nottingham Evening Post obituary (abridged) 20 November 1914: BURTON on the 15th inst. at Camp, Hungerford, Farrier Oliver Burton of South Notts Hussars, killed by being kicked on the base of the head while shoeing a horse. Funeral Lenton Church with full military honours. Headstone Lenton Holy Trinity: In loving memory of Oliver, the beloved son of Mary A & Ernest Burton, who was accidentally killed while doing his duty November 15th 1914, in his 24th year. Late Farrier SNH.
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  • Headstone Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton.  Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Oliver Burton - Headstone Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Headstone Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton. Photograph Rachel Farrand
    Oliver Burton - Headstone Holy Trinity churchyard, Lenton. Photograph Rachel Farrand
  • Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 21st November 1914, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
    Oliver Burton - Photo published in the Nottingham Evening Post on 21st November 1914, courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918