2Lt Francis Emery Burford

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Seating
  • Timber Oak
Lettering: Incised
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Memorial to 2nd Lieutenant Francis Emery Burford, 1st Battalion the Leicestershire Regiment. Son of Samuel Francis and Clara D'Este Burford, of Leicester. Educated at Wyggeston School, Leicester and Eastbourne College, Sussex. Gained an open scholarship to Caius College, Cambridge. Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Sanhurst. Commissioned into the Leicestershire Regiment in April 1917. Deployed to join his battalion in France. He was severely wounded in July 1917. He was taken to the No 2 Red Cross Hospital at Rouen and sailed home three days later. His stay in hospital in Manchester was followed by convalescence in Blackpool. He returned to France but was killed by artillery shell at Ypres aged 21 years. Buried in grave XIV. A. 3. of Nine Elms British Cemetery, Poperinge, Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
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Francis Emery Burford, 2nd Lieut Leicestershire Regt. Killed in action Ypres 4th June 1918 aged 21. Not dead but living unto God.

Francis Emery Burford

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