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My thanks to Chris who has allowed me to be the next custodian of this tunic original details here http://gmic.co.uk/topic/41584-fantastic33-at-last33-my-cuff-rank-tunic/#comment-384558

William Arthur Burton OBE was born on April 27, 1882, in France. He had one son and one daughter with Jessica Bacon Krogstad between 1912 and 1914. He died on July 15, 1956, in Silverstone, Northamptonshire, at the age of 74.
He enlisted in the militia (York and Lancaster regiment) in 1908

From August 1914 he was attached to the Ministry of Munitions in the USA... In 1916 he joined the Anglo-Russian Munitions committee... returned to the UK in May 1918 and released from the ministry of munitions. In June-July he was at Harrow doing an Intelligence officers Course until his deployment to France were he was desperately needed by GS (9) at HQ L of C (Lines of communication).

He was a civil engineer, and munitions specialist. Fluent French, Italian, with smatterings of German and Russian.

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As a "Staff" member of the Intelligence Corps he would have worn "Green" gorgets which are missing (if anyone sees any please let me know)  

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Very nice early war tunic with the sleeve rank.  Thanks for sharing!  An important, but unsung and probably not very popular job, especially among the troops would seen the number of dud shells coming out of the factories!

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