Sunday, October 19, 2014

15152 RSM William Burton, RFA

Chailey Parish Magazine notes that William Burton is serving his King and Country in the first nominal roll published in October 1914. 

In October 1915 he is recorded as Burton, Quarter Master Sergeant W, RFA, France and in July 1917 he is noted as a regimental sergeant major.  This information then appears monthly up to and including the final published roll call in July 1919. 

I have been unable to identify William Burton on census returns but he is possibly 15152 Battery Quartermaster Sergeant (and later Transport Warrant Officer 2nd Class) William Burton as noted on the medal index card above. Note that he reverted to an Other Rank in August 1918.

Medal index card image courtesy of Ancestry.

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