Noah Burd, Age 28
Private, 7505, 1st Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.
Noah was the son of Mr & Mrs John Burd of 30, Lyde Brook, Little Wenlock. Noah had left home and was living just down the road at Horsehay when the war broke out. He re-enlisted into the KSLI on the 6th August 1914 as a reservist and was drafted to the front very quickly to join his battalion.
Wellington Journal 11th December 1914 ━ Toll of The brave Private Noah Burd joined his regiment, the 1st K.S.L.L as a Reservist on Aug 6, and met with his death whilst on active service on Oct. 21. In December, 1910, he joined the police force and gained a merit badge for efficient services and smart captures. As an example it may be stated that in four cases of which he had charge, over £100 was paid in fines. A Kings Council said upon one occasion that he did not think a policeman could be found superior to P. C. Burd. On November 22 a memorial service was held at Little Wenlock Church, when a muffled peal was rung.
Much sympathy is expressed for the parents, who reside at Lyde Brooke, Horsehay. Private Burd has two other brothers serving their country, Lance-corporal J.B. Burd (ex-force) and Gunner T. W. Burd (RHA)
On Oct 20th the 1st KSLI had been digging trenches covering Le Quesne, they returned to Bois Grenier at 23.30 only to be sent back to the trenches they had dug at midnight. On the 21st before dawn the KSLI took over a position from the York's & Lancs. on the right flank and also a line of trenches from the 1st Leicester's on the left.
There was heavy rifle and artillery fire from 13.00 until dusk with the Germans digging in about 300 yards away, this resulted in causing the KSLI casualties for the 21st Oct amounting to 10 OR's KIA with 24 wounded one of whom succumbed to his wounds. It was on this day that Noah was killed in action.
His body was never found and he is commemorated on the Ploegsteert memorial, panel 8.
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