Private Joseph Burnham

burnham joseph

Army Number: 19753 (formerly 12401 Leicestershire Regiment)

Battalion: 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born and lived at Hasland, Derbyshire. Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Burnham, of 16, Church Side, Hasland. He enlisted at Chesterfield and went to France on 17th August 1915. He was killed in action, 26th October 1915, aged 19, by German shellfire whilst serving in the line near Potijze, Belgium. 

Buried: Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery, Belgium. Row D1. Grave 11.

Potijze Burial Ground Cemetery, Belgium.

Private Joseph Burnham is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
Eastwood Park War Memorial, Hasland, Derbyshire.