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BURTON, H. Pte., 7th Q.O. (Royal West Kent Regt.) Mobilised from the Reserve at the outbreak of war, he embarked for France in the following year, and saw severe fighting at Ypres, Vimy Ridge, the Somme, Arras and Albert. He was also in action throughout the Retreat and Advance of 1918 until the Armistice. He then remained in France until April 1919, when he returned home for demobilisation. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
12, Miall Road, Lower Sydenham, S.E.26.
BURTON, H., Private, Devonshire Regiment. Volunteering in May 1915, he was later sent to France, where he took part in much heavy fighting in various sectors of the Front. He was in action at the Battles of the Somme, Arras, Ypres, Lens, Cambrai and Bapaume. Later he was transferred to the Labour Corps and attached to the Graves Registration Department and served in France until he returned for demobilisation in March 1919. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
103, Naylor Road, Peckham, S.E.15.
BURTON, H. G. J., Pte., Duke of Cornwall's L.I. Volunteering in October 1915, he was drafted to France at the conclusion of his training in April of the following year. Whilst overseas he took part in heavy fighting on the Somme, and was severely wounded in September 1916, and invalided home. After remaining for over six months in hospital he was discharged as medically unfit for further service in April 1917. He holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
12, Miall Road, Sydenham, S.E.26.
BURTON, J. H., Corporal, R.A.S.C. (M.T.) He volunteered in November 1914, and was drafted to Salonika, where he was engaged on important transport duties and served during the heavy fighting on the Vardar and Doiran fronts. Returning to England, he was demobilised in May 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals. Later he re-enlisted in the R.A.S.C. and proceeded to Ireland, where he was still serving in 1920.
16, Nunhead Grove, Peckham, S.E.15.
BURTON, S. E. (D.C.M.), Rifleman, 17th K.R.R.C. He volunteered in December 1915, and proceeding to France early in the following year, took a prominent part in the Battles of the Somme and Ypres, and was badly wounded in action at Zonnebeke Ridge in September 1917. He was invalided home and eventually discharged as medically unfit for further service in March 1918. He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in September 1917 at Zonnebeke, when he continued to fire his Lewis gun against the enemy until all his ammunition was exhausted, although he himself was badly wounded and the rest of his team casualties. He also holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
6, Acorn Place, Peckham S.E.15.
BURTON, W. T. N. Private, Bedfordshire Regt. Joining in August 1918, he was engaged after a course of training on various important duties. He was not able to obtain a transfer overseas prior to the end of war, but afterwards was sent with the Army of Occupation to Germany, where he rendered very valuable services. On returning home in March 1920 he was demobilised.
35, Revelon Road, Brockley, S.E.4.
BURVILL, A. E., Special War Worker. He volunteered for service and was engaged at H.M. Dockyard, Woolwich, from 1914 till October 1919, as a checker of goods received and despatched. His duties were carried out in a most careful and efficient manner, and he rendered valuable services throughout the war.
15, Coldbath Street, Lewisham, S.E.13.
BURVILL, S. J. (Mrs.), Member, W.R.A.F. After service as a civilian worker in the W.R.A.F., she enlisted in that Force and was engaged on responsible duties at a Technical Storeswoman in No. 1 Store Depot, Greenwich. She carried out her duties with care and efficiency until her demobilisation in September 1919.
15, Coldbath Street, Lewisham, S.E.13.
BURWELL, G. F., Private, (The Queen's) Lancers, and Rifleman, K.R.R.C. He volunteered in September 1914, and shortly afterwards met with a serious accident, as a result of which he was discharged as medically unfit in April 1915. In June 1918, however, he rejoined and three months later landed in France and took part in the fighting until hostilities ceased. Returning home he was demobilised in January 1919, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
24, Grenfell Street, Greenwich, S.E.10.
BUSBY, F. E., Private, 1st Northamptonshire Regt. He joined in May 1917, and on the completion of his training was drafted to the Western Front in February of the following year. Whilst gallantly attempting to capture an enemy machine gun at Bullecourt he was unhappily killed on March 23rd, 1918, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"Courage, bright hopes and a myriad dreams, splendidly given."
33, Goodrich Road, East Dulwich, S.E.22.
BUSBY, H. W., Private, Royal Fusiliers. He volunteered in November 1914, and underwent a period of training prior to being drafted to France in the following May. He took part in the fierce fighting at Ypres, and was severely wounded, and whilst endeavouring to reach the casualty station was unhappily killed by an enemy sniper On May 24th, 1915. He was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
"His life for his Country, his soul to God."
33, Goodrich Road, East Dulwich, S.E.22.
BUSH, W., Private, 7th Btn. The London Regiment. Joining in July 1917, he was quickly drafted to the Western Front, and during his short period of service in this seat of war, took part in heavy fighting at Cambrai. He made the supreme sacrifice, being killed in action on December 2nd, 1917, and was entitled to the General Service and Victory Medals.
"He passed out of the sight of men by the path of duty and self-sacrifice."
23, Napier Street, Deptford, S.E.8.
BUSS, E. A., Gunner, R.G.A. Joining in March 1918, he was later sent to France. During the course of his service in this seat of war he took part in the closing operations of the Advance. After the cessation of hostilities he proceeded with the Army of Occupation into Germany and remained there for a period of six months. On his return to England he was demobilised in September 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
17, Relf Road, Peckham, S.E.15.
BUTCHER, A. W., Private, Labour Corps. He joined in March 1917, and in the following month was sent to France, and was engaged on important duties with his unit during the Battles of Ypres and the Somme. He did good work also in the Retreat and Advance of 1918, and after the conclusion of hostilities proceeded with the Army of Occupation into Germany. On his return to England in October 1919 he was demobilised, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
116, Royal Hill, Greenwich, S.E.10.
BUTCHER, C. W., Gunner, R.F.A. He enlisted in 1908, and, proceeding to the Western Front in August 1914, took part in the Battles of the Marne, the Aisne, La Bassee, Ypres (I), Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, Loos, Vimy Ridge and the Ancre before being gassed and invalided home. On his recovery he returned to France and fought at the Battle of Cambrai. After the cessation of hostilities he proceeded with the Army of Occupation to Germany and served on the Rhine until his discharge in January 1919, holding the 1914 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals.
4, Pedworth Road, Rotherhithe, S.E.16.
BUTCHER, G., Aircraftsman, R.A.F. He joined in May 1918 on attaining military age, and after completing a period of training was sent to Belgium, where he rendered valuable services with a bombing squadron. He returned to England, and was demobilised in July 1919, holding the General Service and Victory Medals.
16, Casella Road, New Cross, S.E.14.
BUTCHER, H. G., Signalman, R.N. He joined the Navy in September 1913, and during the period of hostilities served in H.M.S. "Lupin." In this vessel he was engaged on patrol and mine-sweeping duties in the English Channel, North Sea and Russian waters, and on one occasion was wounded. He holds the 1914-15 Star, and the General Service and Victory Medals, and in 1920 was still in the Navy.
27, Engleheart Road, Catford, S.E.6.
BUTCHER, S. W., Stoker, R.N. He joined in May 1918, and was posted to H.M.S. "Conqueror," in which he served with the Grand Fleet in the North Sea. Later he was sent to Scapa Flow, where he remained until demobilised in February 1919. He holds the General ServiCe and Victory Medals.
5, Prospect Place, Ladywell Road, Lewisham, S.E.13.
BUTCHER, W., Gunner, R.F.A. He volunteered in June, 1915, and after completing a period of training went overseas. During his course of service on the Western Front he took part in many important engagements. He served at Armentieres and St. Quentin, was also present at the Battles of the Somme, Ypres, Passchendaele and Cambrai, and was wounded on two occasions. He was demobilised in January 1919, and holds the General Service and Victory Medals.
30, Collerston Street, E. Greenwich, S.E.10.
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