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Burton, W J

Portsmouth Naval Memorial Memorial

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William James Burton

Leading Seaman William James Burton
Royal Navy. H.M. Trawler "Mary"

1914 Mons Star

Son of Frederick Burton. Husband of Mary Grace Burton.

Died, aged 32 years.

Lost when the “Mary” was blown up by a mine. Was born in St Helier on 21st May, 1884. Had served 12 years to 20th May, 1914, and then joined the RFR.

Was called up at the outbreak of hostilities.