Photographs of Burwood courtesy of Roger Clay


Born: 1888, Cotton, Suffolk.

Died: 5th July 1918; age 29; Died of Pneumonia.

Residence: Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 12th August 1914.

Rank: Corporal; Service Number: T/2403

Regiment: Army Service Corps, No. 2. H.T. Coy. 41st Divisional Trains.

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:BURWOOD JOSIAH FINBOW 2 (3)


Bleue-Maison Military Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Josiah & Emily Finbow, of 23, Cromer Road, Ipswich; Husband of Catherine Finbow, of 101, Richmond Road, Ipswich.

Photo: Burwood with daughter Nora.



1891   Shop Green, Bacton, Suffolk.


Burwood was 3 years old and living with his paternal grandmother, parents & siblings.

Sarah Finbow, 68, a widow, living on her own means, born Bacton, Suffolk.

Josiah Woods Finbow, 35, born Cotton, Suffolk.

Emily Jane Finbow (nee Ruffel), 37, born Buxhall, Suffolk.

Maurice Henry Finbow, 8, born Cotton, Suffolk.

Beatrice Emily Finbow, 4, born Cotton, Suffolk.


1901   Guardians House, Rushmere St. Andrew, Suffolk.

Burwood was 13 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Josiah, 45, a Steward & Farm Bailiff.

Emily, 47.

Minnie Blanche Finbow, 17, a Mother’s Help – Domestic, born Cotton, Suffolk.

Beatrice, 14.

Cyril Claude Finbow, 9, born Ipswich.

Mabel Nellie Finbow, 7, born Creeting St. Mary, Suffolk.

Horace Leonard Finbow, 5, born Wetheringsett, Suffolk.


1911   Baddow Park Farm Great Baddow, Essex.


Burwood was 26 years old, a Groom – Domestic.


In 1911, Lambeth, Surrey, Burwood married Catherine Phoebe Fenton, born 1893, Ipswich. They had 4 children:

Lenora D. Finbow, born 1911, Lambeth, Surrey.

Henry B. Finbow, born 1912, Ipswich.

Mary Lilian Finbow, born 1914, Ipswich.

Thomas Albert Woods Finbow, 1916, Ipswich.



      Army Service Corps, No. 2. H.T. Coy. 41st Divisional Trains:






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