Born: 1903, Ipswich.

Died: 30th May 1943; age: 40; died of Cholera at Sonkurai No. 2 Camp as a Japanese PoW – Thailand-Burma Railway.

Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.

Transferred overland to Camps 24th April 1943 – Party F – 400 men.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 5828171.

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion.


Original grave site at Sonkurai Cemetery, Block A, Grave 16. Body exhumed, identified, and re-buried at Thanbyuzayat War Cemetery, December 1945.


Grave Reference:


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, of 97, Derby Road, Ipswich – daughter of William Thomas Dreher, a master cooper and Alice Mary Ann Dreher (nee Cook-Abbott).

They had 1 son:

Peter Brian Bugg, born 1932, Ipswich.


Sidney is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, 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.


Suffolk Regiment, 4th Battalion

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.


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