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Tuesday 10th December 2019  

Quorn’s Oldest Soldier - “Warrior” Burton

26th November 1948 – Loughborough Echo

Mr Joseph Burton (“Warrior Burton”), who was 86 last week, is Quorn’s oldest soldier. He joined the 1st Leicesters in April 1885, winning the Burma Medal in 1887-89 also the 1901-2 Medals in the South African War.

In the early days of the Kaiser War, he joined the Royal Defence Corps, and was finally discharged in December, 1914.

 Submitted on: 2012-11-18
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 1721

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