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82 Richmond Road

History of 82 Richmond Road

In 1901 the Burton family were living at 26 Chesterton Road.


1913: Kelly’s

Mrs Burton, laundress


1918: UK Roll of Honour

Charles Joseph Burton: Lance Corporal 3770/A, 55th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action at Peronne 1 September 1918. Born Cambridge. Son of Charles and Mary Ann Burton, of 82, Richmond Rd., Cambridge, England. Rubber Plantation Manager. Educated at St. Giles, Cambridge, England. Emigrated aged 24.

The Australia WWI service records show that he enlisted 8.11.1915 in New South Wales, aged 28 and was a planter. His service record shows he arrived in Alexandria from Australia in Feb. 1916. He contracted malaria in May 1916. He was admitted to hospital several times in 1916 including with trench feet in December 1916. Then later that month he had flu.

In and out of hospital in August 1917. In March 1918 he was gassed. In May 1918 he was wounded then at the end of May gassed again. On 1st September he was killed in action by shellfire during the attack on Peronne.

His mother received a parcel containing: 1 wallet, 1 tobacco pouch, 1 book, 1 note case in linen cover, photos and cards.

His service record as made available by the Australian Government is extremely detailed and includes the following items of correspondence with his mother in Richmond Road.

Burton family, 82 Richmond Road (National Archives of Australia)

Burton family, 82 Richmond Road (National Archives of Australia)

Burton family, 82 Richmond Road (National Archives of Australia)

Burton family, 82 Richmond Road (National Archives of Australia)

Burton family, 82 Richmond Road (National Archives of Australia)

Burton family, 82 Richmond Road (National Archives of Australia)

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