Born: 1903, Ipswich.
Died: 30th May 1943; age: 40; Japanese PoW – Thailand-Burma Railway. Died of Cholera, at Songkurai No. 2 Camp.
Rank: Private; Service Number: 5828171.
Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.
Original burial: Cemetery 1, Block A, Grave 16. After the war moved to Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery.
Image courtesy of Kevin Knights.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Harry & Annie Bugg; husband of Alice Bugg, of Felixstowe, Suffolk.
1911 32, Cavendish Street, Ipswich.
Sidney was 7 years old and living with his parents & siblings.
Henry W. Bugg, 50, a Mill Labourer, born Burgh, Suffolk.
Annie Elizabeth Bugg (nee East), 49, born Ipswich.
Edith Ethel Bugg, 21, a Factory Hand, born Ipswich.
Arthur Alfred Bugg, 18, a Foundry Labourer, born Ipswich.
Frederick Thomas Bugg, 16, a Butcher, born Ipswich.
Frank Walter Bugg, 13, born Ipswich.
Percy Oliver Bugg, 11, born Ipswich.
Sidney’s father, Harry Bugg, died 1935, Ipswich.
In 1929, Ipswich, Sidney married Alice Sarah Dreher, born May 1905, Ipswich. They had 1 son.
Sidney is also remembered on Holy Trinity church memorial, Ipswich.
Sidney lost two brothers in the First World War.
Arthur Alfred Bugg, died as a PoW, on the 25th November 1914, aged 22. He was a Private, service number: 8311, of the 2nd Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment. Arthur was laid to rest at Niederzwehren Cemetery,Kassel, Germany.
And Frederick Thomas Bugg, died of wounds on the 27th July 1918, aged 23. He was a Sergeant, service number 23382, of the Machine Gun Corps. He was laid to rest at Bac-Du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France.
The Battalions were attached to the 18th East Anglian Division.
15 February 1942: After the fall of Singapore, approximately 620 of the Battalions were taken POW and later mostly died on the Burma-Thailand Railway.