Sergeant 31108, 282nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Enlisted Croyden. Killed in Action 7th August 1917 aged 26 years. Buried Maple Leaf Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium .
Born Leigh, Kent in 1891. Residence Tonbridge. Fifth son of James and Charlotte Bourner, Forge Square, Leigh, Kent . According to the 1891 and 1901 census there were six sons and three daughters. Three sons were killed in the War.
1891 Census – Bourner Family
RG12/675; Folio 190; Page 11; HSN 77 – The Cottage, (Next to Kennards Farm)
|James W||Head||36||Gardener (Domestic)||Kent Tonbridge|
1901 Census – Bourner family (transcribed as BOWRNER)
R13/ 750 page 6 HSN 40 – Coachmans House, The Cottage, (Next to Kennards Farm)
|James W||Head||46||Gardener (Domestic)||Kent Tonbridge|
Two brothers James and Frank were also killed in the war. See seperate entries.
Remembered on the Leigh War Memorial.