BURDETT Francis Henry

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Francis Henry Burdett was born in Bisbrooke in February 1897, the son of Francis and Caroline Burdett. He had an older sister Rose and a younger brother John Thomas, and two other sisters who died in childhood. They lived at 44, The Lane in Bisbrooke, close to the Hall. By 1911, aged 17, Francis was working as a laboratory assistant at Uppingham School. He later became an agricultural implement fitter. He enlisted on 16 September 1914 with the 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, aged 20 years and 7 months. He was posted abroad on 24 September 1915 and killed in action a few weeks later on 15 October 1915 during the Battle of Loos. He is buried in Berles-Au-Bois Churchyard Extension, France, grave S.10, and is remembered on the war memorial in Bisbrooke church. He is also remembered on his father's headstone in the churchyard.  It says "Also of Francis Henry, the beloved son of Francis and Caroline Burdett who was killed in action on Onctober 15, 1915 aged 21 years.  Buried in France." The headstone is beside the pathway on the way into the church in the Burdett family plot.  His mother Caroline lies beside her husband there.

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  • Bisbrooke church
  • Bisbrook Memorial
  • Berles-Au-Bois Churchyard Extn. 5
  • Berles-Au-Bois Churchyard Extn. 4
  • F H Burdett 3
  • F H Burdett 1
  • F H Burdett 2

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5 images Some pictures of Mr Burdett’s headstone, taken 21 March 2015.
By John Stokes on Tuesday 24th March '15 at 6:43pm
A Rutlander, living in Belgium

Rutland and The Battle of the Somme

More than 90 Rutland soldiers died in the Battle of the Somme which lasted from 1 July 1916 until the middle of November. Today they lie in cemeteries across the old battlefield in northern France or are remembered among the 72,000 names on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. By using our interactive map, you can find out what happened to them.

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