Category: Conscientious Objector
Rank: Private 2300
Regiment or Ship: 7 Eastern Company Non Combatant Corps
Service Number(s): 2300
Occupation: Gardener and grower of vegetables
Date of Birth: 27.01.1895
Place of Birth: Bexhill
Date of Death: 1970
Place of Death: PeterboroughAddress: Crowmere Cottage, Holliers Hill,, Bexhill
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Father: William George Burt, b.1865, in Bexhill, Sussex
Mother: Mary Ann Burt (née Crouch), b.1863, in the district of Hailsham, Sussex
Alice Burt b.1891 Bexhill, Sussex, married Arthur Minute, from Hastings in 1907 – went to live in Fulham, S.W. London
Kate Burt b.1893 Bexhill, Sussex, married George H. Hopkins, in 1912.
Emily Burt b.1898 Bexhill Sussex. (No record of a marriage)
Olive May Burt b.1899 Bexhill, Sussex, married Eric Wright in 1918, in Bexhill, Sussex
Edith Rose Burt b.1902, in Bexhill, Sussex, died 1980 – married Albert Victor Spray (1907-1971) in 1937.
Joseph Arthur Burt b.1903, in Bexhill, Sussex (No record of a marriage found)
Lily Beatrice Burt b.1905, in Bexhill, Sussex (No record of a marriage found)
Irene May Burt born 8th August 1908, in Bexhill, Sussex (Never married) died 1975, aged 67, in Southampton, Hampshire
Wife: Ellen Sands, married in Bexhill 1915.
Children of James & Ellen
Son Frederick William Burt (1916 – 1996) – marriage – Ivy Margaret Taylor in 1939, in the district of Battle
Daughter Nellie M Burt born 19th May 1919 – died 1986.
Son Sydney James Burt (1923 – 2005) – no record of a marriage
Daughter Daisy Joyce Burt (1931 – 2003) – marriage to Robert Harris (1930-2005) – 3 children (3 boys)
First World War Experience
James was a Conscientious Objector and served in a Non-Combatant Corps
James was a conscientious objector and went before one tribunal, at which he was exempted from combatant duties. He served with No. 7 Company, Eastern Non Combatant Corps and at sometime after the war seems to have gone to live in Peterborough but this would need further research to be corroborated.