Shrewsbury School

The news this week 100 years ago: 15th - 21st June 1918

Friday 15 June 2018

This week we remember Kenrick Burton, one of several Salopians who left school in 1914 and enlisted a few months later with the King's Shropshire Light Infantry at the outbreak of the First World War. 

Lieutenant Kenrick Hammond Burton, 6th Bn. The King's (Liverpool Regiment).

Pickering’s (now Churchill’s), left in 1914. He was one of the gallant band who, on the declaration of war, came back to Kingsland and marched from the school gates to the Depot of the KSLI to serve in the ranks.

He was commissioned into the 2/6th (Rifle) Battalion of the King’s Liverpool Regiment, he went to France. He was killed in action by a machine gun bullet at close quarters in Belgium, 16th June 1918, aged 22,

He is remembered on Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. Panel 31 to 34 and 162 and 162A and 163A. 

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