DATA BASE REF: M/A 1011

HAROLD FREDRICK BURTON (Deceased)

 

ELDEST SON OF WILLIAM AND MAUD BURTON

 

BORN JUNE 1st 1920

 

 

The following is recorded by his brother Reg.

 

Harold was called up for the army in the summer of 1940 serving in the Irish Guards.

He was stationed in the Home Counties and witnessed many bombing raids and was also in the D. Day landings. He was involved in heavy fighting in and around the French town of Caen and was wounded there. He was sent home to a military hospital in Stoke on Trent where he met and married his wife Nellie who pre-deceased him. They lived in Ailsworth first later moving to Stocks Hill, Castor. Harold and Nellie had two daughters Dorothy and Rosalind.