Richard Burlingham was the son of Richard Henry Burlingham of ‘Burlinghams’ in Port Street, Evesham, he was a Captain in 1939. He was attached to the War Office by 1944 and may not have seen overseas service. He served as Deputy Assistant Quarter-Master General. In 1940 he was living at ‘Leasowe’, Manor Road, Wickhamford.
He later became Mayor of Evesham (1960-62) and then Chairman of Evesham Magistrates.