Henry James (Jim) Burd
1885 - 1957?
James, the fourth child in the generation was born in Lucknow, India in
1885, record of birth here.
The next record we have is the medal card here
that reveals he served in the Royal Army Medical Corps, enlisting in the
3/2 Northumbrian Field Ambulance on the 20th of April 1915 transferring
into the RAMC on 7th October 1916 and then was commissioned into the Chaplains
Department on 10th of November 1916. Leaving the TR Bn. in May 1917 he
served with the 57th Division, with the 2/4 Loyal North Lancashire Regt.
until February 1918 and then joined the Forward Training School in March
of 1918. He was gazetted out of the Service on the 15th of May 1919.
In an email, sent from the York Minster library, Henry's biography as recorded in "Crockford's Clerical Directories" was revealed. "Rev. Burd last appears in the issue of 1957-8; there is no mention of him in the following (1959-60) issue, and although he is not included in the obituary list in this issue I assume he died before it was published.
The entry in the 1957-8 issue runs as follows:
"Burd, Henry James - St. Jo. Hall, Dur. L.Th. 1912. d 1912 Jarrow for Dur. p 1913 Dur. C. of H. Trin. S. Shields 1912-14; served in R.A.M.C. 1915-16; T.C.F. 1916-19; V. of Thorganby 1920-24; Sancton 1924-31; Edlesborough w Northall and Dagnall 1931-35; Long Crendon 1936-37; V. of Hackness w Harwood Dale 1948-50. Round Lodge, Muston, Filey, Yorks."
Boiled down into real English his bio is simple: