Known as George.

George is remembered on the Great Eastern Railway war memorial, Liverpool Street Station, London.


Born: 1890, Aldham, Essex.

Died: 18th August 1916; age: 26; KiA.

Residence: Ipswich.

Employed: as a Pointsman, with the Great Eastern Railway, Ipswich. He joined the company in May 1907, at Mark’s Tey, Essex, as a Horse Lad.

Enlistment Date: May 1915.

Date of Entry Therein: 21st September 1915 – Balkans.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 21918.

Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers, 8th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Wailly Orchard Cemetery,


Pas de Caiais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of James & Jane Bugg, of Crapes Cottage, Rectory Road, Aldham, Essex.




1891   Rectory Road, Aldham, Essex.


George was 6 months old and living with his parents & siblings.

James Bugg, 43, a Horseman, born Chappel, Essex.

Jane Bugg (nee Eves), 40, born Aldham.

Alfred Augustus Bugg, 18, a Horseman, born Aldham.

William Bugg, 15, a Horseman, born Aldham.

Jane Bugg, 13, born Aldham.

Elizabeth Bugg, 11, born Aldham.

Harriet Emily Bugg, 9, born Aldham.

Charles Henry Bugg, 6, born Aldham.

Arthur Bugg, 2, born Aldham – died 1911, Aldham.


1911   Hawk End Lane, Elmswell, Suffolk.


George was 20 years old, a Goods Porter – Great Eastern Railway. He was a Boarder at the home of 52 year old, James Sanson, a Plate Layer – Great Eastern Railway.


Soldiers’ Effects to James Bugg – father.


George’s brother, Charles Henry Bugg also lost his life during the First World War. Charles was ranked a Sergeant, service number 6140, for the 2nd Battalion, of the Norfolk Regiment. He died of wounds, 27th September 1915, aged 30. He is remembered on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.


George and Charles are also remembered on the war memorial at Aldham, Essex.

Extra information courtesy of Keith Barker – Great Eastern Railway Society  www.gersociety.org.uk

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