Great War Third Battle of Ypres Officer Casualty 1914 double Mention in Despatches trio awarded to 2nd Lieutenant G. Burdett, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, formerly Royal Army Medical Corps. Present out on the Western Front with the 14th Fi...

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Great War Third Battle of Ypres Officer Casualty 1914 double Mention in Despatches trio awarded to 2nd Lieutenant G. Burdett, 1st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment, formerly Royal Army Medical Corps. Present out on the Western Front with the 14th Field Ambulance from 20th August 1914, as an Acting Corporal he was Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services on 22nd June 1915, and for a second time on 1st January 1916. Commissioned into the East Surrey’s in September 1916, he was killed in action during the Third Battle of Ypres on 4th October 1917, when the 1st Battalion then stationed in Meteren, south of Polygon Wood, was part of large-scale attack between Bitter Wood and Tower Hamlet Spur.

Trio and Plaque: 1914 Star; (7742 PTE. G. BURDETT. R.A.M.C.); British War Medal with Victory Medal and Mention in Despatches Oakleaf; (2.LIEUT. G. BURDETT.), all three with original issued lengths of ribbon, and with remnants of the original paper packets; Memorial Plaque named to; (GLANVILLE BURDETT), this housed in its card envelope.

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Glanville Burdett was born in 1890 in Harborne, Staffordshire. A Warehouse Salesman before the war, he then enlisted as a Private (No.7742) into the Royal Army Medical Corps, and with the outbreak of the Great War, he then saw service out on the Western Front with the British Expeditionary Force from 20th August 1914, when serving with the 14th Field Ambulance. Burdett was twice Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services with the 14th Field Ambulance, the first time in the London Gazette for 22nd June 1915 when an Acting Corporal, and the second time in the London Gazette for 1st January 1916 when an Acting Sergeant.

Burdett was then commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into the East Surrey Regiment on 6th September 1916 and saw service with the 1st Battalion during the Third Battle of Ypres. In October 1917, his battalion was stationed in Meteren, south of Polygon Wood, and it was here that Burdett was killed in action on the 4th October 1917, when his battalion was part of large-scale attack between Bitter Wood and Tower Hamlet Spur. Having no known grave, he is commemorated by name on the Tyne Cot Memorial. His medals were sent to his father, W. Burdett, Esq., at The Woodlands, Vicarage Road, Harborne, Staffordshire.