Claude is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Known as CLAUDE

Born: 1895, Ipswich.

Died: 26th April 1915; age: 20; Died of Wounds – No. 8 Casualty Clearing Station.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.

Date of Entry Therein: 16th January 1915 – France.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 8097.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1915 Star.


Grave Reference:


Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of T.S. Busbridge, of 66, Magdalen Street, Colchester, Essex.




1901   37, Church Street, Sunderland, Durham.

Claude was 6 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Lewis Freeman Rose, 30, a General Labourer, born Maldon, Essex.

Thirza Sarah Rose (nee Durrant), 31, born Dedham, Essex.

Daisy Alice Rose, 4, born Saxmundham, Suffolk.


1911   Barrosa barracks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot, Surrey.

Claude was 16 years old (recorded as 18), he was a Soldier ranked Private for the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment.


Soldiers’ Effects to Thirza S. Busbridge – mother.

Suffolk Regiment, 1st Battalion

Suffolk Regiment Battalion movements

Suffolk Regiment website

Friends of The Suffolk Regiment



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