Charles Edward Burden

Date of birth: 3rd quarter of 1883
Place of birth: Southampton
Date of marriage: 3rd quarter of 1912
Place of marriage: Southampton
Service No.: 90614
Rank: Private
Regiment / Division: Northumberland Fusiliers / Depot
Died: 14th February 1919 aged 35 years

Before the War
Charles was born in 1883 to Henry Charles (12/01/1851 – 1934) and Annie Kezia Burden (nee Sparks 1859 – 1911). His parents were married in Southampton in the 4th quarter of 1878.

Charles’ siblings were:

James William Charles (1882 – 01/04/1952).  Married Daisy Beatrice Carstairs in 1907.
Albert Sydney (1885 – 6/01/1933).  Married Lucy A Gilbert in 1910.
Beatrice Maud (1887).  Married Percy Henry Ellis in 1908.
Florence Louisa (1892 – 01/11/1953) Married George Frederick Thomas Bullock in 1913.

Previously Charles’ father married Maria Adams in Southampton on 7th October 1872.  She died in the 1st quarter of 1878 and they had three children:

Henry Charles (1873 – 18/06/1856).  Married Laura Ellen Feltham in 1897.
Elizabeth Maria (1875).  Married John Edward Sanger in 1898.
William Thomas (1878 – 25/08/1962).  Married Gertrude Clara Hendy in 1900.

The 1891 census shows Charles is living with his family at 7 Ascupart Street, St Marys, Southampton.  Also at this address are his stepbrother, Henry Charles, who is working as a Goods Checker in a warehouse and stepsister Elizabeth, who is a Dressmaker’s Apprentice.  His father is employed as a Warehouse Foreman in the docks.

In the 1901 census Charles is living at 21 Clifford Street, St Marys, Southampton with his parents, brothers James and Sidney and sisters Beatrice and Florence.  Charles is employed as a Baggage Clerk.

By the 1911 census Charles is working as a Labourer in the docks and is boarding with his sister Elizabeth at 1 Ascupart Street, St Marys, Southampton.  His parents are living at 24 Oxford Avenue, Southampton with their daughters Florence and Beatrice (now Mrs Ellis) and grand-daughter, Gwendoline Philippe.

Charles married Alice Louise Tizzard (1888 – 13/06/1977) in Southampton in 1912 and they had 3 children:

Frank Henry (19/10/1914 – 26/09/1996)
Sophie E E (1917 – 1918)
Louise A  (1919)

Alice died 13th June 1977 and is buried with Charles in Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton.

Frank Henry married Edith Alice Craddock (10/04/1917 – 15/11/2004) on 31st August 1935.  Edith Alice was the daughter of William Thomas Craddock who served in the Hampshire Regiment.  He served in Mesopotamia and died in India on 30th September 1918.  He is also named on the Cenotaph and Memorial Wall.  Please select William’s name to read his story.

Military History
Charles enlisted in the Royal Artillery on 8th May 1906 aged 22 years. He fractured his left arm on 1st October 1906 whilst on duty, and on 1st February 1907 he was discharged from the army.

He volunteered in October 1914 and joined the Northumberland Fusiliers.  After training he served at various stations on important duties.  He was not able to transfer to overseas duties due to ill health.

Charles died from pneumonia on 14th February 1919 at the Military Hospital, Shorncliffe Camp, Sandgate, Kent.  At the time he was serving in the 576th Labour Corps which was stationed at the camp.

Charles is buried at Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton. Plot B. 4. 230.

BURDEN,Charles Edward Private 90614

Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery contains burials of both wars and a memorial to the missing.  In addition to the Commonwealth war graves, the cemetery contains 67 war graves of other nationalities, many of them German, of which 2 are unidentified.

Researcher: Jackie Chandler
Published: 20th November 2013
Updated: Insert dates here

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