Image from the Suffolk Chronicle And Mercury – 1918

Born: 22nd August 1899, 131, Ranelagh Road, Ipswich.

Second son of:

Birth father: James William Breame, born January 1878, Lakenham, Norfolk. A Commercial Traveller.

Birth mother: Rosina Sylvia Breame (nee Binks), born August 1879, Ipswich – died May 1901, Ipswich.

Died: 10th June 1918; age 18; Died of Wounds – Gas, at the American Red Cross Hospital, Rouen.

Residence: 22, Bergholt Road, Colchester, Essex.

Occupation: at Messrs. E.R. and F. Turner’s, Greyfriars Works, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 52196

Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Formerly Bedfordshire Regiment, Private, 51822.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


St. Sever Cemetery Extensions,




Relatives Notified & Address: Adopted son of L. Burrows, of 47, Samuel Road, Ipswich (later of 22, Bergholt Road, Colchester, Essex).




1901   24, Chalon Street, Ipswich.


Frank was 19 months old and living with his adopted parents & adopted brother.

Edward Burrows, 52, a Shoemaker, born Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Lucy Burrows (nee Oliver), 35, born Ipswich.

Edward’s daughter Eva Julia Burrows, 16, born Newbury, Berkshire.

Adopted son Bertie R. Mattock, 7, born Kensington, Middlesex.


1911   24, Chalon Street, Ipswich.


Frank was 11 years old and living with his adopted parents.

Edward, 63, a Boot Maker – own account at home.

Lucy, 45.


Frank’s adopted father, Edward Burrows died 1916, Ipswich.


On the 26th April 1918, Frank wrote out his Will to Mrs. Burrows, of 22, Bergholt Road, Colchester, Essex.


Soldiers’ Effects to Lucy Burrows – adopted mother.


Frank is also remembered on the St. Nicholas Congregational Church war memorial, once sited at St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich.


Frank’s birth father, James William Breame, of 63, Vernon Street, Ipswich, a storekeeper at Ransome & Rapier Ltd., Ipswich, joined the Royal Army Medical Corps, as Private, 1331, on the 22nd September 1911, age 35 years. He qualified to give instruction in Stretcher, and Infantry Squad Drill, in May 1912, at the Drill Hall, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich. During the First World War James saw Active Service at Gallipoli, Malta and France. Whilst in action on the Galipoli Peninsula, James, now Sergeant, 473016, of the 1st East Anglian Field Ambulance, R.A.M.C., was on the 4th June 1915 awarded the D.C.M. The medal was presented to James on the 8th March 1918, at 11:30 a.m., by Brigadier-General E.D. White, C.M.G., at the East Suffolk Hospital, Ipswich, where James was once again recovering from wounds received in France – gun shot wound to left leg, this time rendering him unfit for further Active Service. Demobilised at Woking, March 1920.


Lincolnshire Regiment, 7th Battalion:


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