Guards' Cemetery, LesBoeufs, France - Funeral Service

On Wednesday 10th April 2019 a burial service was held for Private Arthur Burt, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry at Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs at 11am.

 

Private Burt was serving with the 7th Battalion, Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry when he was killed in action on 16 September 1916 during an attack near Ginchy, on the Somme.  His body was recovered by CWGC staff in 2018 alongside his identity disc and other artefacts of a personal nature. These artefacts supported the investigation by the UK’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre to confirm his identity.

 

CWGC will install a headstone on his grave bearing his name, with a personal inscription chosen by his family, and care for his grave in perpetuity.

 

The service was attended by family members, British Defence Staff, Regimental representatives, CWGC staff and local dignitaries.

 

VIII. Y. 1.

Private BURT, ARTHUR

Service Number 13201

Died 16/09/1916  Aged 28

7th Bn. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

Son of William and Amelia Burt, of 8 Tregony St., Mevagissey, Cornwall.

INSCRIPTION: A DAY OF DUTY DONE A DAY OF REST BEGUN

 

Please note that this casualty was previously commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial; his name will be removed when the appropriate panel is next replaced.

 

Guards Funeral Order of Service
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