Regiment : 142nd Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps
Service number : 106224
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 21st August 1918 aged 23
Buried : Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France, Grave XVIII. E. 11.
Relatives : Son of John and Elizabeth Burford, 87 Balds Lane, Wollescote, Stourbridge
Memorial : Wollescote School
Also appears on : Lye and Wollescote War Memorial. Lye Christ Church Window.
Credits : Memorial transcribed by John Hale. Researched by The Black Country Society.
Frederick Burford was the son of John and Elizabeth Burford of Wollescote and attended Wollescote school. He enlisted in the Medical Corps and by 1918 was serving in 142nd Field Ambulance Company which was operating with the 3rd Division. They were engaged in the northern sector of the Somme battlefield and took part in the memorable opening battle of the Advance to Victory on the 21st August. German resistance was fierce but the battle was a striking success for the Allies. Among the many casualties, however, was Private Frederick Burford who was killed in action.