Sergeant Robert Burr (1894-1918)

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Robert was born in Beverley on 10 December 1894 and baptised at St Mary’s Church on 13 February 1895. He was son of William and Sarah Burr (nee Clubley)
Robert Burr, aged 23, was killed in action on 11 Oct 1918 in unknown circumstances during the Battle of Le Cateau. He was at that time a lance-sergeant, a corporal undertaking a sergeant’s duties, in the 6th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment. Previously he had served as a corporal in the 1st/4th Battalion and then the 8th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment. Robert was awarded the War and Victory Medals and was recommended for the French Croix de Guerre. He is buried at the Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery at Montay, SE of Cambrai in France.
Robert is commemorated on the Hengate War Memorial and on the East Riding Memorial in the Minster.

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