Henry Burton

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Henry Burton

Bank: London County & Westminster Bank

Place of work: London Clapham Junction branch

Died: 6 March 1917

 

Henry Chambers Burton was born in Chelsea on 27 August 1883, the son of Henry John Burton, a clerk, and his wife Mary Ann. In March 1903, when he was 19 years old, Burton went to work for London & County Bank. In 1909 London & County Bank merged with London & Westminster Bank, and Burton became an employee of the enlarged London County & Westminster Bank.

In June 1916 Burton left his job as a clerk at the bank's London Clapham Junction branch to join the army, serving as a Private in The Buffs (East Kent Regiment).

Private Burton died on 6 March 1917 from wounds received in action in France. He was 33 years old and left a widow, Lilian, whom he had married on Christmas Day 1908.

 

 

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