BURTON, George Richards
- Born: 11 Feb 1893
- Marriage: FRIBBINS, Annie May (Nancy) Sep Qtr 1918 in Croyden, Surrey, UK
- Died: 8 Nov 1924, Adelaide South Australia at age 31
- Buried: 10 Nov 1924, West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
South Australian Deaths - Index of Registrations 1916 - 1972
"BURTON George Richard (M) 29y stat (M) of Bedford Park d 8 Nov 1924 at Bedford Park dist Ade sym H b474 p248".
George's second name was Richards not Richard - Richards was the maiden name of his grandmother, Emma.
George Richards Burton is buried at West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia.
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George, his wife Annie May (Nancy) Fribbins travelled to Australia aboard the "Nestor (a Blue Funnel Line ship) departing Glasgow bound for Melbourne on the 18th April 1920. George's sister joined them in Adelaide departing london in May 1923.
I am not sure when George and Annie moved to SA. It may take some time to find this detail.
George died in Adelaide, South Australia and is buried in West Terrace Cemetery.
Nancy Fribbins stayed on in Adelaide after his death and married Herbert Clark in 1926 but I have not found any record of them having children. CW June 2007
The date of George's birth was researched by Kevin Parker.
According to the research of Kevin Parker George Richards Burton survived the sinking of the Lucitania, prior to coming to Australia. I have not found any record to support this oral history. CW 23.01.05
Brief History of the Lusitania - Published on Find my Past - Web site
"On 7 May 1915 the one of Britain's leading ocean liners, was sunk off the coast of Ireland. Six days before, she'd left New York on what should have been her 202nd transatlantic voyage. She was just eight miles from dry land when tragedy struck.
Three months earlier Germany had declared the seas around Britain a war zone, making all Allied ships in the area a potential target. As the Lusitania approached Fastneck Rock, her destination, a German submarine lay in wait.
A torpedo struck her just beneath the bridge. Within 18 minutes she sank. 1,198 of the 1,959 people aboard - including nearly 100 children - perished".
George married Annie May (Nancy) FRIBBINS Sep Qtr 1918 in Croyden, Surrey, UK. (Annie May (Nancy) FRIBBINS was born circa 1898 in UK.)