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Second Lieutenant Reginald Cooksey Burton

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Fellowship details: No.4861, elected 14 Jun 1911.

Born: 10 March 1890
Died: 9 April 1916, Mesopotamia.

Biography:

Reginald Cooksey Burton, born on 10 March 1890, graduated from the University of Durham with a BSc (distinction in geology) in 1910. In January 1912, he joined the Geological Survey of India as Assistant-Superintendent and was posted to the Central Provinces where he studied the origins of calcareous gneisses and bauxite of the area and adjoining districts. Burton joined the Indian Army Reserve of Officers early in April 1915, and after a short training in India, was attached to the 104th Rifles in Mesopotamia, where he shot by a sniper, dying two days later on 9 April 1916.  

Memorial: Basra Memorial.

Bibliography:

  • Burton, R C, “On the Occurrence of Beds of the Yellow Sands and Marl in the Magnesian Limestone of Durham”, ‘Geological Magazine’, Decade V, vol VIII (1911), pp299-306.
  • Burton, R C, “On the formation of Kaolinite in some Coal-measure Shales [Northumberland]’, ‘Proceedings of the University of Durham Philosophical Society’, vol IV (1911), pp24-29.
  • Burton, R C, “Note sur la Coupe de Landelies et quelques Observations au sujet de la Brèche Rouge”, ‘Annales de la Société Géologique de Belgique’, vol XXXIX Bull (1912), pp137-141. 
  • Burton, R C & F C Garrett, “The Use of X-rays in the Examination of Coal”, ‘Transactions of the North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers”, vol LXII (1912), pp139-147; ‘Transactions of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’, vol XLIII (1912), pp295-303.
  • Burton, R C & M K Heslop, “Tachyite of the Cleveland Dyke”, ‘Geological Magazine’, Decade V, vol IX (1912), pp60-69.
  • Burton, R C, “Contributions to the Geology of the Province of Yunnan in Western China. (II) – Petrology of the Volcanic Rocks of the Teng-yueh District”, ‘Records of the Geological Survey of India’, vol XLIII (1913), pp206-228.
  • Burton, R C, “Note on a Twinned Crystal of Hambergite from Kashmir”, ‘Records of the Geological Survey of India’, vol XLIII (1913), pp168-172.
  • Obituary, ‘Records of the Geological Survey of India’, vol XLVII (August 1916).
  • Obituary, ‘Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society’, vol 73 (1917), Proceedings, p lxiv.


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