Coleshill Remembers World War 1
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Entry for Private Walter Burman
2nd Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment
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Walter Insull Burman, son of John and Rosanna, was born in Birmingham in 1895. After living in Alvechurch, he and his family moved to Woodlands Farm, Bacon’s End. Private Burman (service number 523) was enlisted into the 2nd battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment in 1915. He was killed on 25 April 1918 and is buried at St. Venant-Robecq Road British Cemetery in France.
Killed In Action. Mr. and Mrs. Burman, of the Woodlands, Bacon's End, Coleshill, have received the intimation that their youngest son, Walter Insull Burman, was killed in action in France on April 25. He was 23 years if age, and joined the 3rd Birmingham City Battalion in 1914, and was attached to the 2/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. The sad news was conveyed in a letter from the chaplain, in which it is stated that Pte. Burman was killed instantly by a shell. He had been wounded three times, but only once so badly as to necessitate hospital treatment in England, and that was early last year. He was sent to a Leamington auxiliary hospital, and afterwards was home on convalescent leave at Whitesuntide. He was educated at Coleshill Grammar School. Coleshill Chronicle, Saturday, May 11, 1918.
Private Burman is also remembered on the Coleshill Grammar School Memorial in The Coleshill School.