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Gunner Thomas Harold Burton

178 Brigade, Royal Field Artillery


Gunner Burton, a former yarn merchant's assistant, enlisted in 1915 and was posted to the Western Front on 5 June 1916.


His battery was deployed during the fighting around Cambrai in 1917 and again in resisting the German asault of 1918.


During this action, he was severely wounded in the leg on 21 March 1918 and died of his wounds on 25 March aged 22. He is buried at the Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery at Bailleulval, near Arras.


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