BURR Frederick Bonham
Regiment : 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Service number : F0
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 12th March 1915 aged 28
Buried : Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium, Grave L. 9.
Relatives : Son of the Reverend G.F. and Caroline Burr of Highfields Park, Halesowen
Memorial : Halesowen War Memorial
Also appears on : Worcestershire County Cricket Club WW1 and WW2 Memorial.
Highfields Park, Halesowen
George Frederick Burr, head, age 54, Clerk in Holy Orders, born Edgbaston, Warwickshire
Caroline Burr, wife, age 52, married 25 years, 5 children, 3 still living, 2 died, born Southboro, Kent
Frederick Bonham Burr, son, age 23, student, born Hastings, Sussex
Alfred Burr, son, age 19, student, born Hastings, Sussex
Dorothy Caroline Burr, daughter, age 16, school, born Meriden, Warwickshire
Hannah Male, servant, age 45, cook (domestic)
Mary Louisa Chambers, age 19, housemaid (domestic)
Florence Annie Higgins, age 24, housemaid (domestic)
Frederick Bonham Burr was born on 2nd August 1887 in Blacklands, Hastings, Sussex. He entered Keble College, Oxford in 1907 where he played cricket and was a member of the University Contingent of the Officers’ Training Corps. He played a single first-class game for Worcestershire against Oxford University in 1911.
Frederick commenced service on 5th August 1914 and shortly afterwards received a commission with the 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. He disembarked in France on 23rd September 1914 and was killed in action along with eight other officers during the attack on Spanbroek Mill. He was awarded the 1914 Star, the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.
An account of the attack on Spanbroek Mill in which Frederick Burr was killed can be accessed via the following link: