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Walter Thomas Burnham

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Battersea, Greater London, United Kingdom
Death: 1946 (65)
Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Walter Thomas Burnham and Elizabeth Ann Burnham
Husband of Lucy Elizabeth Rose Burnham
Father of Walter John Burnham
Brother of Lizzie Burnham; Ethel Powell; Mabel Burnham and Claude Ewart Burnham

Occupation: Army career rising through ranks to 2nd Lieutenant
Managed by: Christopher Michael Wheeler Barrett
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About Walter Thomas Burnham

Birth registered in Q2 1880 in Wandsworth for Battersea.

1881 is 9 months old living with parents in 16 Wirtemberg Street, Clapham.

1891 is 10 living with parents and 4 siblings at 1 St John's Villas, Prince's Road, Teddington.

Was in in the 16th Middlesex Rifle Volunteers prior to 1899. On 18th February 1899 enlists as no 557 in the 3rd Battalion of the Royal West Surrey Regiment. Occupation was a clerk at enlistment and home address 74 Dundonald Road, Wimbledon. Transferred to The Queens, reg no 5932 and rose through the ranks to become a Warrant Officer Class 2 on 29th January 1915. He was the Colour Quartermaster and served WW1 in the UK. His discharge was "For the benefit of the Public Service".

Service included S Africa and the Boer War from 25th May 1900 to 7th June 1904, Gibraltar 1/1/1910 to 2/1/1912, and Bermuda 3/1/1912 to 26/9/1912. He completed 18 years, 62 days.

Married in Q4 1909 in Wimbledon Parish Church from the Meeanee Barracks, Colchester. Witnesses were the bride's father, John and Edith L J Trigg. He is a Colour Sergeant in The Queens 2nd Brigade, age 29.

1911 is not recorded.

Is on the First World War Medal Index as a Lieutenant and Quarter Master (General List of Reserve Officers).Archive ref: 372/3 at Kew.

Died in Worthing in Q2 1946.

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Walter Thomas Burnham's Timeline

June 1880
Battersea, Greater London, United Kingdom
July 15, 1910
Age 30
Age 65
Worthing, West Sussex, United Kingdom