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Richard Henry Burton
Birth: Jan. 29, 1923
Death: Jul. 11, 1993

World War II Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Private in the 1st Battalion, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, British Army. At Monte Ceco, Italy, October 8, 1944, when an assault was held up, Private Burton rushed forward from his platoon, engaged a Spandau position killing three of the crew. Later, he disposed of the crews of two machine-guns, which made his company able to consolidate the position. Afterwards, in spite of the fact that most of his comrades were either dead or wounded, he repelled two counter-attacks, directing such accurate fire that the enemy retreated. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was promoted Corporal and awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in January, 1945. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Kirriemuir Cemetery
Kirriemuir
Angus, Scotland
 
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Record added: Nov 25, 2003
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Richard Henry Burton
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Richard Henry Burton
Added by: Iain MacFarlaine
 
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