Altrincham WW1 

Robert Burton

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:04th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Gordon Highlanders
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:France
Cemetery or Memorial:Arras Memorial, Faubourg d'Amiens Cemetery
Town Memorial:Altrincham
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1899 in the Barton upon Irwell R.D. - ref:
8c/702, the youngest child of George & Emma Burton.   His father died a few
months after he was born - aged: 51.

1901 Census - 24 Hullard Street, Stretford.  Son - aged: 2 - born:
Stretford.     Head of household - Emma Burton (mother) Widow - aged: 47 -
born: Hulme, Manchester.   Plus 9 elder siblings.

1911 Census - 33 Derby Street, Altrincham.   Son - aged: 12 - born:
Stretford.   Head of household - Emma Burton (mother) Widow - aged: 57 -
born: Manchester.   Also 4 sisters and 2 nieces.

St. George's C.of E. School, Altrincham.

Enlisted in January 1915.

MIC - Original number 3349.  Posted to France on the 2nd May 1915.   No

Twice wounded and gassed.

The 26/04/1918 edition of the local newspaper  reported that he was missing
since 21/03/1918 and that information about him was requested.       The
04/10/1918 edition again appeals for information about him.    See also the
27/06/1919 edition of the local newspaper.

Commemorated on the family gravestone in Stretford Cemetery.

Memorials found on:
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
Broadheath Congregational Church
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