Gunner 625542 Albert Burningham. 309th Siege Battery Honourable Artillery Company. Died of wounds received at Ypres on 28th May 1917. Buried Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium.
- Born in Petworth, Sussex
- Enlisted in Canterbury, Kent
- Admitted into the HAC on 15th December 1916
- Arrived in France on 26th April 1917
- Wounded at Ypres on 27th May 1917
- Died of wounds on 28th May 1917
- Buried at Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium
- Grave ref. VII.B.6.
- Personal inscription: Divided in Death/United in Love/Till We Meet/Thy Will Be Done CI(?) & Boy
“Whit-Sunday, May 27th, was another day of strafe. The enemy was shelling in the early morning, and as the men were getting up, a shell hit the wall of the old hall. Immediately a cry was heard outside, and Corpl. Brownsill and others rushed out to give help. Bdr. Heller, the medical orderly, was already on the spot, merely in his shirt, supporting a large figure covered with brick-dust. It was Burningham, the limber-gunner, who had been out, in his conscientious way, attending to his limber, and was badly wounded and unconscious. They carried him along to the dressing-station in the prison, where he died an hour afterwards.”
(Extract from London Gunners by W R Kingham MA, London, 1919)