Image from 1918 Suffolk Chronical & Mercury newspaper.


Born: 1895, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 27th July 1918; age 23; Died of Wounds – Field Ambulance. Served 6 year & 132 days.

Residence: 32, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.

Employed: Mr. Mercer’s, of Brook Street, Ipswich.

Enlistment Details: Date: 8th March 1912; Location: Ipswich; Age: 17 years; Occupation: Butcher for J.W. Moss; Religion: CofE. Next of Kin: mother – Annie Bugg, 32, Cavendish Street, Ipswich. Height: 5ft 9 ins.

Date of Entry Therein: 8th November 1914 – France.


Service: Embarked – Southampton – Disembarked – Havre. Joined Base Depot – 26th November 1914 – Rouen. Appointed – Lance Corporal – 16th June 1915. Posted to ‘B’ Coy – in the field – 9th February 1916. Appointed – Corporal – 27th February 1916. Transferred to Machine Gun Corps – Corporal – 4th September 1916 – Service Number – 23382. Appointed – Lance Sergeant – 26th September 1917. Home – Grantham 25th October 1917 – Special Course. Promoted – Sergeant – 1st December 1917. B.E.F. 8th July 1918 – Embarked Southampton & Disembarked Boulogne – Joined Base – Camiers – 9th July 1918 – Jopined Battalion in the field – 16th July 1918 – Wounded in Action in the field 26th July 1918.


Offenses: 5th January 1918 – Sergeant – Overstaying his New Year Leave from 8.30pm until reporting himself at 11.30pm – 2 days – Severely reprimanded & forfeited 2 days pay. 29th January 1918 – Absent off base from midnight until 11.30pm – 2 days -Severely reprimanded & forfeited 2 days pay.


Rank: Sergeant; Service Number: 23382

Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

Formerly 1404, Suffolk Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr & Mrs Bugg, of 32, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.






1901   32, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Frederick was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Henry W. Bugg, 40, a Corn Miller’s Labourer, born Burgh, Suffolk.

Annie Elizabeth Bugg (nee East), 39, born Ipswich.

Henry Walter Bugg, 16, a General Errand Boy, born Ipswich.

Bessie Elizabeth Bugg, 14, a Tailoress, born Ipswich.

Edith May Bugg, 11, born Ipswich.

Arthur Alfred Bugg, 9, born Ipswich.

Frank Walter Bugg, 3, born Ipswich.

Percy Oliver Bugg, 1, born Ipswich.


1911   32, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.


Fred was 16 years old, a Butcher. He was living with his parents & siblings.

Harry, 50, a Mill Labourer.

Annie, 49.

Edith, 21, a Factory Hand.

Arthur, 18, a Foundry Labourer.

Fred, 16, a Butcher.

Frank, 13, a Butcher.

Percy, 11.

Sidney Charles Bugg, 7, born Ipswich.


Soldiers’ Effects to Annie E. Bugg – mother.


Fred is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.


Fred’s brother Sidney Charles Bugg died in the Second World War. A Japanese PoW at Songkurai No. 2 Camp. He had worked on the Thailand – Burma Railway. Sidney died from Cholera on the 30th May 1943, aged 40. He was a Private, service number 5828171, of the 4th battalion of the Suffolk Regiment. After the war he was laid to rest at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, Myanmar.



East Anglian Daily Times – 27th November 1908 – SOILING A SHELTER – At the Ipswich police Court, Frederick Bugg, of Cavendish Street; Percy Abbott, and Albert Berry, of Fore Hamlet; and George Page of White Elm Street; were before the Mayor (F.C. Ward, Esq.), S.R. Anness, Esq., W.O. White, Esq., W. Alexander, Esq., and R.D. Fraser, Esq., were charged with soiling a shelter in Alexandra Park. Mr. A. Moffat prosecuted, and Partridge (the Park-keeper) stated that the boys were throwing grass and mud at the shelter, some of them attacking and some of them defending. They all ran away on seeing him, and he gave chase and captured George Page, who, however, gave a wrong name and address. Frederick, Percy, Albert subsequently gave themselves up. The boys were fined 2s. 6d. each – George Page was charged 5s.


Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)


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