Gunner 59967, A battery, 28th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Enlisted Deptford S E. Died of wounds 25 May 1917 aged 21 years. Buried Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension.
Born Leigh, Kent in 1896. Sixth son of James and Charlotte Bourner of 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|
Remembered on the Leigh War Memorial.