ARTHUR JAMES BURROWS

pictures from Judith Jay

 

 

Born: 1885, Ipswich.

Died: 16th August 1916; age 31; KiA.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 10th October 1914.

Rank: Private; Service Number: 3/9376

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War, 1914 Star & Clasp.

 

Grave Reference:

Pier and Face 1 C & 2 A

Thiepval Memorial,

Somme,

France.

 

CENSUS

 

1891   25, Stoke Street, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 5 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Alfred Burrows, 39, a Malster, born Harkstead, Suffolk.

Helen Ann Burrows (nee Studd), 40; born Levington, Suffolk.

Ellen Elizabeth Burrows, 17, a General Servant, born Holbrook, Suffolk.

Charles Edward Burrows, 15, a Printer, born Stoke, Ipswich.

Fanny Burrows, 12, a Day Girl (Domestic), born St Peter’s, Ipswich.

Kate Burrows, 8, born St. Peter’s, Ipswich.

 

1901   4, Angel Lane, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 15 years old, a Furniture Porter. He was living with his parents.

James, 49, a Malster’s Labourer.

Helen A, 50.

 

1911   19, Little Whip Street, Ipswich.

 

Arthur was 25 years old, a General Labourer. He was married and head of the household.

Catherine Burrows (nee Wicks), 28; born Ipswich.

Harold.

Vera.

+ Catherine’s mother.

 

Arthur James Burrows married in 1907 to Catherine Wicks. They had 2 children:

Harold Arthur Burrows born 1909.

Vera Edna Burrows born 1910.

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Arthur Burrows 3  Arthur Burrows 4

Arthur is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich and on the Ransomes & Rapier Ltd. war memorial, Bourne Park, Ipswich. St Mary at Stoke Church Ipswich War Memorial

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Following two weeks rest at ericourt, the Battalion moved up the line near Maltz Farm close to Trones Wood. On 16 August at 5.30am in co-operation with the French, an attack was launched following an artillery barrage. Heavy machine gun fire was encountered and at night the Battalion withdrew to its original lines.( research by Graham Jones.) 

Suffolk reg

Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Battalion

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements

Suffolk regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment

 

 

 

ARTHUR JAMES BURROWS

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