Research by JOYCE STEVENSON
THE GREAT WAR – THURLBY-BY-BOURNE LINCOLNSHIRE
SERVICEMEN WHO DIED DURING WW1 WHO HAVE STRONG LINKS TO THURLBY BUT ARE NOT REMEMBERED ON THE VILLAGE MEMORIALS
BURN, LESLIE CLAUDE. Sergeant. Age: 25 years. Norfolk Regiment. 1st/5th Btn. Date of Death: 19th. April 1917. Grave: Gaza War Cemetery.
Additional Information: Son of John Claude & Lily Burn, of Kings Lynn, who resided for many years in Thurlby. Prior to leaving Thurlby Leslie Burn was employed in the offices of Messrs. Sneath & Sons, hay & straw merchants.
WADE, JOHN (JACK). Warrant Telegraphist. Age: 27 years. Royal Naval Reserve. H.M.Trawler, ‘Star of Freedom’. Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
Additional Information: Son of William Ward Wade & Lucy Ellen Wade, Didsbury, Manchester. Grandson of the late Mr. John Wade, of Thurlby. He was a frequent visitor to the village where he had many friends.V
LESLIE CLAUDE BURN
Name: Burn Leslie Claude Service No: 240442
Age: 25 years Date of Death: 19th April 1917
Regiment/Service: Norfolk Regiment lst/5th Btn
Son of John Claude and Lily Burn , Cam Villa, Gaywood, King’s Lynn Norfolk
Grave/Memorial Ref: XX F 11 Gaza War Cemetery
THURLBY LAD DIES FROM WOUNDS
The sad tidings reached Thurlby on Saturday last that Pte.Leslie Burn of the Norfolk Regt had died from wounds. His parents resided for many years in Thurlby and some few years ago went to Lynn, Previous to leaving Thurlby Pte Burn was employed in the offices of Messrs Sneath and Sons, Hay and Straw Merchants
Lincolnshire Free Press May 22 1917
THE PRIDE OF NORFOLK – Neil R Storey
ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918
Burn, Sergeant Leslie Claude. 240442
Enlisted East Dereham. Died of Wounds 19 April 1917, Age 25.
Son of John Claude and Lily Burn of Cam Villa, Gaywood ,King’s Lynn, Norfolk
Grave Ref: XX,F,11, Gaza War Cemetery, Israel
JOHN ‘JACK’ WADE.
Name: Wade, John.
Age: 27 years. Date of Death: 19th. April 1917.
Rank: Warrant Telegraphist/Wireless Operator. *
Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Reserve. Minesweeper, H.M. Trawler,
‘Star of Freedom’.
Additional Information: Son of William Ward Wade & Lucy Ellen Wade, Didsbury,
Manchester. Grandson of Mr. John Wade of Thurlby.
Grave/Memorial Ref: Panel 23, Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon.
H.M.Trawler, ‘Star of Freedom’, in service January 1915-April 1917 as a Minesweeper. Mined 19th. April 1917, off Trevose Head, Cornwall (north coast),
The sad news of the death, on active service, of Mr. John Wade was received here with much sorrow. Soon after the outbreak of the war, Mr. Wade was appointed as wireless operator on one of H.M. minesweepers, and it has now been acertained that his ship has gone down, with all on board. He was a frequent visitor to the village, being the only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Wade, now of Manchester, and grandson of the late Mr. John Wade, of Thurlby. His many friends here, while sorrowing at such an early close to his career, will rejoice in the glorious manner of his death.
Grantham Journal. 5th. May 1917.