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VC877   William Francis Burman

Name   William Francis Burman   No.   P/649   

VC Issue No.   877   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own), 16th Battalion, C Company

Later   Royal Green Jackets

Now   2nd and 4th Battalions, The Rifles

Rank VC Won   Sergeant

Rank End Of Career   Sergeant

Place Of Birth   5 Baker Street, Stepney, London, England

Place Of Death   Royal British Legion Home, Halsey House, Cromer, Norfolk, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Golders Green Crematorium, Hoop Lane, London, England

Cremated   St Faith's Crematorium, Manor Road, Horsham St Faith, Norwich, Norfolk, England

Date Buried/Cremated   31 October 1974

Headstone   Ashes    Plot/Grave no.   Crocus lawn, Section 3S

Gazetted   26 November 1917

VC Presented   19 December 1917 by King George V at Buckingham Palace, London, England


P  Named on Rifle Brigade Role of Fame Memorial, Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire

By The Way…

After the war he was the chauffeur for 30 years to the Managing Director of the Daily Mirror newspaper

VC Held By

Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, Kennington, London, England



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The First World War

BORN   30 August 1897

DIED   23 October 1974   AGE   77

VC Won   20 September 1917   AGE   20

Place VC Won   Bulgar Woods, Ypres, Belgium

War/Campaign   First World War 1917