Burgum, Josiah –

Son of John Dean Burgum and Mary Burgum, of 79, Lorne Street, Farnworth, Lancashire. Enlisted July 1915. Attached 1st/2nd Bn., King’s African Rifles since July 1917. Killed while working a machine gun and interred at Mtama Cemetery, East Africa. Memorial in St. Michael’s Great Lever Churchyard.

Personal details

  • Surname: Burgum
  • Forename: Josiah
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Great Lever, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Farnworth, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 21
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: October 17th, 1917
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Unit: 1st Armoured Motor Battalion.
  • Service number: 1843
  • Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Motors)
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Coventry, Warwickshire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: V / BW
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 18/01/1918 15/02/1918
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 6h 6b*
  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 01/02/1918 02/08/2918 27/12/1918

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