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World War One - Casualty List

 

Private

 

Harry Percy Burchett

(aka Harry Percy

or Henry Percy Birchett)

Born:

1883 in Elmsted, Kent.

Baptised 28 Oct 1883 at Hastingleigh

Service No.

 

L/7920

Regiment(s)

 

The Buffs East Kent

Military Notes:

 

Entered France 27 Dec 1914

Family Notes:

Son of John Burchett and

Elizabeth Burchett (nee Hayward) of Evington Lees, Elmsted.

Brother of John, Charles, Minnie, Mary, Leonard & Elvy Burchett.

Half Brother of William G. Hayward.

Father of Gladys D. Burchett (born 1913 - married Edward Trotter 1933)

1891 address: Evington Lees, Elmsted, Kent.

1901 address: Evington Lees, Elmsted, Kent.

1911 address: Private in 2nd Bttn The Buffs serving in the Far East Asia. India or Singapore but the census record doesn't clarify. However many of the 2nd Bttn Buffs were in Tanglin Barracks Singapore, according to the records for WW1 casualty John Shrubsole.

Civilian Occupation:

 

Career soldier

Married:

 

1913 to Rose Sarah Worrell of 16 Scotton Street, Wye.

Died:

 

15 September 1916

Cemetery/Memorial:

1.     Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont (grave ref XIV.P.3)Somme, France.

2.     Elmsted Church WW1 Memorial Brass Plaque (as Henry Birchett)

3.     Hastingleigh & Elmsted War Memorial Cross

4.  Wye War Memorial

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 Grave stone of Harry Burchett in Guillemont, Somme, Picardy, France. [photo copyright JP]

 

  Army Medal Index Card for Harry Burchett.

   WW1 memorial inside St. James the Great Church, Elmsted, Kent.(Note: He never was Henry, his birth certificate reads Harry)