Photographs of Burwood courtesy of Colin.


Born: 1888, Cotton, Suffolk.

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

Residence: 101, Richmond Road, 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:


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.




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.

Left to right, Catherine, May, Leonora and Burwood.

In 1911, Lambeth, Surrey, Burwood married Catherine Phoebe Fenton, born 1893, Ipswich.

They had 4 children:

Leonora Daisy Finbow, born April 1911, Lambeth, Surrey.

Harry B. Finbow, born 1912, Ipswich – died 1913, Ipswich.

May Lilian Finbow, born 1914, Ipswich.

Thomas Albert Woods Finbow, born September 1916, Ipswich.

Thomas Albert Woods Finbow

Burwood with his daughter Leonora, Ipswich 1915.


Soldiers’ Effects to Catherine P. Finbow – widow.

Family note: Burwood’s widow Catherine Phoebe Finbow re-married in 1920, Ipswich to William Charles Ranson, born 1899, Ipswich. They had 1 son, Edward Charles Ranson, born 1921, Ipswich. Edward died aged 13, attempting to save someone from drowning in the River Gipping.

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




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