Frederick Burnham (Redlynch)
This article has been prepared by Carolyn Birch, Chair of Redlynch and District Local History Society:
The following information was kindly given by Rod Phillimore. His family knew Fred Burnham very well and have kept memorabilia.
Frederick Burnham (on the left) enlisted in the Royal Marine Artillery on 29th November 1916 and was discharged on 11th July 1919 (demobilisation). He lived in Salisbury and then in Redlynch after the War.
He served with the Expeditionary Force in France from 3rd May 1917 until 10th June 1919 and was awarded the Victory and British Medals.
He enrolled as a Comrade of the Great War. The badge is featured on the certificate.
These photographs (from Rod Phillimore) show the engines used to haul the ships’ guns which were dismantled and brought onto land:
Frederick Burnham Discharge Paper
Rod Phillimore, a local resident, also provided the following information:
Albert Edward Phillimore
Albert Edward Phillimore served in the Army. He was Rod Phillimore’s grandfather and was a postman in Redlynch. He lived in Sandy Lane, Redlynch.