GEORGE ARTHUR BURCH

Image from 1917 Chronicle newspaper.

 

Born: 1883, Ipswich.

Died: 21st July 1917; age 34; KiA by shell fire.

Residence: 11, York Place, Lady Lane, Ipswich.

Employed: Ipswich Corporation Tramways.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 6th October 1914.

 

Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 13312

Regiment: Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion.

 

Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasp.

Grave Reference:
I.F.4.
Canada Farm Cemetery,
West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium.

 

CENSUS

1891   20, Mount Street, Ipswich.

George was 8 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
George Burch, 30, a Shoe Rivetter, born Ipswich.
Emma Burch (nee Driver), 31, born Harkstead, Suffolk.
Henry William Burch, 6, born Ipswich.
Emma Ellen Burch, 4, born Ipswich.
Nelly Eliza Burch, 2, born Ipswich.

1901   20, Tanner’s Lane, Ipswich.

George was 18 years old, a Grocer’s Porter. He was living with his widowed mother & siblings.
Emma, 37, a Cardboard Box Maker.
Harry, 16, a Leather Worker.
Emma, 14, a Stay Factory Hand.
Nellie, 12.
Ethel Charlotte Burch, 6, born Ipswich.

1911   49, Bramford Road, Ipswich.

George was 28 years old, unemployed. He was living with his mother, sisters & neice.
Emma, 48, Ipswich Box Company.
Nellie, 22, Ipswich Box Company.
Ethel, 16, Ipswich Box Company.
Ethel Burch, 7, born Ipswich.

 

George’s father, George Burch died 1899, Ipswich.

 

In 1916, Ipswich, George married Alice Peck, born February 1884, Ipswich.

They had 1 son:

George Burch Peck, born June 1912, Ipswich. 

During the Second World War, George Burch, a Private, 5833778, of the Cambridgeshire Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 18th Division, was taken prisoner by the Japanese at the Fall of Singapore – 15th February 1942. George was a tobacco worker, he and his wife Mary (nee Margaretson), made their home at 52, Kelly Road, Ipswich.

 

Soldiers’ Effects to Alice Burch – widow.

 

Grenadier Guards, 1st Battalion:

http://www.longlongtrail.co.uk/army/regiments-and-corps/the-british-infantry-regiments-of-1914-1918/grenadier-guards/

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