Burdick, Frederick William, MC


War Service:
Captain FREDERICK WILLIAM BURDICK, MC died on 16 June 1918, aged 22. On 10 December 1915 he was Gazetted from the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps to be a second lieutenant in a Cyclist Company attached to the 20th (Blackheath and Woolwich) battalion of the London Regiment. At the time of his death he was serving with No.4 Squadron, Royal Air Force. His Military Cross was Gazetted on 13 September 1918.

The citation reads: “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer has carried out several contact patrols and brought in accurate information, and has bombed and machine-gunned enemy troops from a low altitude, under bad weather conditions. He has also carried out many successful flights, and on one occasion landed his machine after a direct hit from a shell.“

He is buried in and remembered Aval Wood Military Cemetery, Vieux Berquin.

Location of Memorial:
He is remembered on the memorial at Brownhill Road Baptist church, Catford and on the 20th London Regiment Roll of Honour.

He was the son of William and Agnes Burdick of 10, Breakspears Road, Brockley.

Contributed By: Andy Pepper

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