Burningham, Albert

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.

Grave of Albert Burningham, HAC.

Grave of Albert Burningham, HAC.

  • 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)

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