Private George Burton

Army Number: 28729

Battalion: 15th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment.

Born and lived in   Nottingham. Son of James and Eliza Burton, of 3, Archer Street, Hyson Green, Nottingham. He was a toymaker prior to enlisting at Nottingham. He was killed in action, 25th August 1917, aged 20, in the attack on the Knoll at L’Empire, France. 

Buried: Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery, France. Plot 2. Row H. Grave 7.

Templeux-Le-Guerard British Cemetery, France.

Private George Burton is also commemorated on the following memorials:-
St. Stephen’s Church War Memorial, Hyson Green, Nottingham. 
Victoria Embankment War Memorial, Nottingham.

His brother Private Charles Burton, 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derbys) Regiment, also fell in the Great War.