Born: 1879, St. Pancras, London.

Died: 11th December 1919; age: 40; at Henley House Nursing Home, Henley Road, Ipswich.

Residence: Orchard Leigh, Ipswich.

On the outbreak of war Bernard gained a commission in the Royal Engineers, Anti Gas Department.

Rank: Lieutenant.

Regiment: Royal Engineers, Anti Gas Department.

Grave Reference:


Ipswich Old Cemetery,




1881   115, Brecknock Road, St. Pancras, London.

Bernard was a year old and living with his parents & step brother.

William Henry Burroughes, 44, a Billard Table Maker, born Westminster St. Mary le Strand, Middlesex.

Lucy Memoria Burroughes (nee Hollis), 42, born Framlingham, Suffolk.

Herbert William Burroughes, 17, an Apprentice Cabinet Maker, born St. Pancras, London.

3 visitors


parlour maid

house maid


coachman & his wife + 5 children.

1891   Moorlands School, Middle Road, Holdenhurst, Hampshire.

Bernard was 11 years old, he was a student and a boarder at the school. Owner & Headmistress – Mrs. Louisa Hollis.

In 1906, Tendring, Essex, Bernard married Dorothea Brooks, born 1881, Ramsey, Essex.


They had 5 children:
William Brooks Burroughes, born December 1907, Wanstead.
Margaret Joan Burroughes, born February 1910, Wanstead.
Christine Mary Burroughes, born 1911, Wanstead.
Bernard John Burroughes, born August 1912, Shoreditch.
David Robert Burroughes, born November 1917, Ipswich.

1911. 2, Whiston Street, Hackney, N.E.

Bernard was 31 years old, a Gas Engineer – Gas Manufacturer. He was married and Head of the Household.

Dorothea, 29.

William, 3.

Margaret, 1.

Christine, 2 months.

1 general domestic servant.

In 1892, Bernard was 13 years old,  he attended The Leys School, Cambridge. Bernard was in West House. He won Second Colours at Lacrosse and Football. He continued his education at the University College London.

Bernard’s father, William Henry Burroughes, a Billiard Table Manufacturer, of 19, Soho Square, Middlesex, was granted the Freedom of the City of London at an oath-taking ceremony on the 14th September 1875 – Freedom of the Company of Coach & Coach Harness Makers, of London.

Bernard’s father, William Henry Burroughes died February 1909, Burlingham, Ancaster Road, Ipswich.

Probate to Arthur Frank de Fonblanque – solicitor & Henry Clifford Hollis – architect.

Bernard is also remembered on the war memorial on the east side of The Leys School Chapel, Cambridge.

Photographs from the family albums of John Cooper are courtesy of Clint Mann.

One Comment

  • At last I get to see you, only son of Lucy Memoria (my greatgrandfather’s sister). Your headmistress lies buried on the other side of the world. She took the school piano with her and I’m sure that you played it just as I did. Rest in peace cousin.


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