Regiment : H.M.S. Anchusa Royal Navy
Service number : SS110300
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : 16th July 1918 aged 26
Buried : Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon, England, Panel 28.
Relatives : Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Burton, of Weston Hall, Stoke Works, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Memorial : Stoke Prior St Michael's Church
Also appears on : Stoke Works Council School now in Stoke Prior First School
Appears in the Worcester/Worcestershire Roll of Honour Book for navy casualties located in Worcester Cathedral.
Harry Burton was born on 5th August 1892 in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire. At the time of his death his next of kin was his mother Matilda, Weston Hall, Stoke Works, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.
HMS Anchusa was torpedoed and sunk off the North coast of Ireland by the German submarine U54 on 16th July 1918. Of the one hundred men on board the ship, seventy eight lost their lives.
Harry Burton has no known grave, the photograph available shows his name on Plymouth Naval Memorial.