Born: 7th November 1911, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 6th December 1942; age: 31; KiA Benghazi, Libya.

Residence: Ipswich.

Rank: Private: Service Number: 7392665.

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 21st Field Ambulance.


Grave Reference:harry-burman-2

Joint Grave 2.B.28-29.

Benghazi War Cemetery,





1911   43, Wingfield Street, Ipswich.

Harry was 2 months old and living with his parents, sister & step siblings.

Harry Burman, 38, a Corporation Electric Line Labourer, born Ipswich.

Edith May Burman (nee Kettle (1st marriage Butcher)), 37, born Leiston, Suffolk.

Percy Isaac Butcher, 14, a Fish Merchant, born Ipswich.

Reginald Arthur Butcher, 12, a News Boy/at school, born Ipswich.

Maud May Butcher, 8, born Ipswich.

Joseph William Butcher, 6, born Ipswich.

Pamela Edith Burman, 19 months, born Ipswich.


Harry’s father, Harry Burman died 1935, Ipswich.


Harry was one of the men in the photograph working at Churchman’s, Ipswich.

In 1932, Ipswich, Harry married Dorothy Maud Ethel Allaton, born June 1912, Ipswich. They had 5 children.

The Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) is part of the British Army providing medical services to all British Army personnel and their families in war and in peace. the RAMC forms the British Army’s essential Army Medical Services. In combat the men followed the troops over the top into no man’s land while delivering medical care to wounded exposed to enemy fire.

A non-combatant roll under the Geneva Convention, members of the RAMC may only use weapons for self-defence.


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