Date of Birth: 24th November 1876
Date of Death: 12th April 1919
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Awards: Mentioned in Despatches
Grave Reference: XIV. A. 12.
Headstone Engraving: FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH
A donation has been made to the memorial statue in honour of this statue by a Fenwick House leaver 2016.
Cemetery: TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE
Son of the late Edgar and Hannah Burstall, of Putney, London; husband of Agnes R. Burstall, of Buscot Manor, Lechlade, Glos.
Captain John Burstall (School House 1891–1893)
John Burstall was born in Sydenham, Kent, on 24 November 1876. He was the eldest son of Edgar Burstall, a corn merchant who died in 1886, and his wife Hannah (née Case). After attending the College Burstall followed his father into the corn trade, joining a partnership based at 34 Mark Lane, London, which traded on the London Corn Exchange, on the same street. In September 1899 Burstall married Agnes Redford; the couple moved to Wimbledon and had six children in total. In 1907 Burstall resigned his partnership and moved with his wife and family to Norfolk where he became a farmer.
After the outbreak of war Burstall volunteered for service and on 23 April 1915 he received a commission in the RASC, being later promoted to Captain. After serving on the Western Front throughout the war he was involved in the clean-up operation following the war’s conclusion. However, he suffered complications following wounds sustained on active service and died on 12 April 1919.
Burstall’s grave is in Terlincthun British Cemetery, France.
Source: LEST WE FORGET PROJECT, Brighton College 2014/15