pictures courtesy of Judith Jay
Born: 1885, Ipswich.
Died: 16th August 1916; age 31; KiA.
Employed: with Ransomes & Rapier Ltd., Ipswich.
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.
Pier and Face 1 C & 2 A
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.
+ Catherine’s widowed mother – Elizabeth Warden (nee Snell (1st marriage Wicks)), 54, born Ipswich.
In 1907, at the Register Office, Ipswich, Arthur married Catherine Wicks, born 1883, Ipswich – daughter of Jefferson William Wicks, a bricklayer and Elizabeth Wicks (nee Snell), of Ipswich.
Catherine and Arthur had two children:
Harold Arthur Burrows born February 1909, Ipswich.
Vera Edna Burrows born April 1910, Ipswich.
Soldier’s Effects to Catherine Burrows – widow.
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, and at St. Mary at Stoke Church, and St. Clement’s Church, Ipswich.
Following two weeks rest at Mericourt, 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 Regiment, 2nd Battalion