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10 May 1918
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Pte Frederick Norman Burchmore, 17574, 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment, died in hospital at Boulogne, France, on May 10th, 1918, after being admitted on April 30th with severe gunshot wounds in the chest and extensive internal injuries.
A doctor performed a successful operation to remove shrapnel from around his heart. There had at first been hope of recovery, but his condition deteriorated and he passed peacefully away at the age of 22. He was buried with full military honours on May 12th at St Martin's Cemetery, Boulogne.
Born in Canning Town, London, he enlisted in March 1915 but was invalided home in January 1916 suffering from nephritis and wounds. On recovery he returned to France in June 1916.
His last spell of home leave was in November 1917, when by chance he met his brother Trooper George Burchmore (Beds Yeomanry), who was also on leave, for the first time in two years.
At the time of Frederick's death, his widowed mother Grace and family were living at 217 Dunstable Road, Luton. His brother-in-law, Pte James Albert White, who had married Maria Charlotte Burchmore, was simultaneously a prisoner of war in Germany.