William Burney

William Burney

Birth 1893 Death 19th Nov 1915 Pte.
Border Regiment
Service #14412

Personal Details

Place of Birth
Residence at Enlistment 9 Countess Terrace, Bransty , Whitehaven
Residence (Roll of Honour) 9 Countess Terrace, Bransty , Whitehaven
Residence 1911 Census 9 Countess Terrace, Bransty , Whitehaven
School(s) Attended
Religion/Church Attended
Organisation Membership
Employment/Trade Clerk
Place of Work Pearl Assurance Company
Family (Parents and Grandparents) Samuel & Elizabeth Burney (nee Dunne)
Siblings Annie,Polly Agnes ,James ,Ellen,Ada ,Albert,John
Wife's Name and Maiden Name
Remarriage of Widow
Children's Christian Name(s)
Family Connection to Roll of Honour


The Victory Medal
The Victory Medal
The British War Medal, 1914-18
The British War Medal, 1914-18

Military Details

Regiment at Enlistment Border Regiment
Battalion at Enlistment 8th
Rank at Enlistment Pte.
Naval Vessels Served
Service Number at Enlistment 14412
Date of Enlistment 24 Sept. 1914
Place of Enlistment Whitehaven
Other Regiment
Other Battalion
Other Rank
Date of Transfer to other Regiment
Service Facts
Battalion Diary or Nautical Facts In May 1915, 25th Division had moved to Aldershot to begin its for final war training. Service rifles were received in August and early in September the Division was inspected by King George V. Shortly afterwards the Division was informed that it was to proceed overseas. Entrainment began on 25th September and on 30th September the Division had concentrated around Nieppe.

Death and Memorial Details

Age at Death 22
Date of Death 19th Nov 1915
Regiment at Death Border Regiment
Battalion/Vessel at Death 8th
Rank at Death Pte
Circumstances of Death Died of Wounds
Service Number at Death 14412
Field of Action at Death France
Place of Death Boulogne Military Hospital
Battle at Death
Grave/Memorial Image No image.
Location of Grave/Memorial BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY
Grave Position VIII. C. 57.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission Link https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/48964/burney,-william/
Grave/Memorial Country France
Private Memorial Primitive Methodists roll of honour , Methodists Church WW 1 memorial


Link #1 https://www.myprimitivemethodists.org.uk/content/subjects-2/first_world_war/world_war_1_obituaries-2/william-burney
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