The parentage of A.J. Burford. WW1 soldier buried in Auberchicourt British cemetery France.

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Hello, I am enquiring about the parentage of A.J. Burford, who I think was most probably born in Wales, UK. He served in WW1 for the 1st/4th bn. for the Seaforth Highlander's. He is buried in Auberchicourt British Cememtery in France. I would be very grateful for any help with who his parent's were. Thank you, kind regard's from Carole.    Ashton-1288.
in Genealogy Help by Carole Ashton G2G5 (5.7k points)
Does it show his Service number ?
Hello Wayne, yes his service number is   S/43506 . T Walker has given me a lot of information to go on which I'm very grateful for, but thank you very much Wayne for your enquiry. Kind regard's from Carole.  Ashton-1288.
What do you want too know abt  Amy father Joseph Charles James  ??

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On his headstone - S/43506
by Marion Poole G2G6 Pilot (960k points)
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Some information can be found for Albert James Burford here, and includes a photo of him

Other source material

Albert James Burford, born around 1891 at Pontypridd, Glamorganshire, son of Mark Burford and Eliza Harris.

Baptism source: "Wales, Glamorgan Parish Registers, 1558-1900," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), Albert James Burford, 1891; Baptism, citing Pontypridd St. Catherine, Glamorgan, Wales, Glamorgan Family History Society, Cardiff.

Marriage registration:"England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 13 December 2014), Albert James Burford, 1909; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1909, quarter 1, vol. 11A, p. 639, Pontypridd, Glamorganshire, Wales, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Marriage record: "Wales, Glamorganshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1912," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), Albert James Burford and Amy Florence James, 20 Mar 1909, Marriage; from "Parish Records Collection 1538-2005," database and images, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Llanfabon, Glamorganshire, Wales, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

1911 Census - with parents and Wife and two children
"England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch ( : 3 August 2017), Albert Burford in household of Mark Burford, Pontypridd, Cilfynydd Pontypridd, Glamorganshire, Wales; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.


by T Walker G2G6 Mach 1 (17.3k points)
Great work T Walker
Well done, TW!
Thank you very much T for all the information you have given me. I didn't know what the A.J stood for before, but the photo you found is the same photo we have in the family. Thank's again. Kind regard's from Carole.  Ashton-1288.
Hello T, thank you so much again for the information you have given me. I have been clicking on the Family Search and Find my Past but don't know how to get BMD or census certificate's for Albert James Burford as I am not very good with technology sorry. I don't want to be a nuisance, but is there any possibility you could help me with this please? If not, it's no problem I've got to learn sometime. Thank's again, from Carole.   Ashton-1288
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Albert James Burford killed in action,Oct 13 1918,born in Pontypridd

Glamorgan,Wales,,Town of Pontypridd,

He is due vICTORY MEDAL ,British war medal,

with this info i will look for parents.

This is on Forces War Records
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (914k points)
Hello Wayne, thank you again for your information. I don't know about the Victory medal, I hope his direct family received it for their sake. Thank's again, from Carole.  Ashton-1288

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