Arthur Edward Patrick Burton MM (I cannot prove the MM) , RAF

1900 Mar 17. Born Lambeth, London

1901 census at 30, Caretaker, St Marylebone

1911 census at St Andrews Mansions

He has a RN record as a Seaman (Nat Arch) and appears to have gone on to a commission in the RAF at the end of the war.

1918 Sep 9 Enlists in RAF

1918 Dec 24 Commission 2nd.Lt on demobilisation.

1920 Married in London to Martha Alice Hall

1920 Apr 19. Relinquishes commission to re-enlist in HLI

1920 Dec 25. The permission granted to Arthur Edward Patrick Burton to retain the honorary rank of 2nd Lieutenant, which was withdrawn on his enlistment in the Highland Light Infantry, is restored on his discharge.

1921 May 19. Accepted in England. Joined ADRIC with service no1979. Posted to R Coy

1921 May 26. Posted to Q Coy

1922 Jan 17. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1927 Electoral Roll at Wandsworth with Martha Alice Burton at Chestnut Grove.

Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Database of World War II Medals issued to Merchant Seamen. Burton Arthur Edward Patrick R504739.

1935 Jan 7. Invention of new lifeboat


1939 Aug 14. See RAF record, in trouble with police in Norfolk

1939 Register. He is a Hospital Porter at General Hospital Dene Side , Great Yarmouth

1948 Married Hampshire to Phyllis Fraser

1950 police trouble

1978 Apr/Jun Died Southampton