1883 - 1957
Florence Mary Burd, always known as 'Dot' was a woman of mystery because
of the lack of information left behind. Born in India in Jubbulpore in
1883 she became a schoolteacher, we know that because she was listed as
one on Walter Burd's attestation papers in 1917, and remained unmarried
all of her life.
A picture of a woman
believed to be Aunt Dot in an undated picture found in the possession
of Lucy Hewitson, Kenneth Burd's first wife. Lucy had met Aunt Dot
several times in Bognor Regis at Arthur's house and had written
her name on the back of the photograph.
without romance in her life family lore recollects that she did have a
beau who was killed in the Great War. For a description of the death in
battle click here
Capt James Patrick Tighe of the 2nd Bn. Royal Irish Regiment. He was killed
on the 15th July 1916 on the Somme at Bazentine le Petit. The picture
on the right was found with the picture of the woman suspected to be Aunt
Dot. The name on the back was J.P. Tighe.
As Florence lived with her family in Ireland for many years perhaps she
met him there.
She died in Littlehampton, on the 1st of
July 1957where she lived in a nursing home for some years.
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