Born: 21st October 1897, Ipswich.

Died on or since death presumed: 28th April 1917; age 19; KiA.

Residence: 25, Westerfield Road, Ipswich.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 40977

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, ‘B’ Company, 7th Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Memorial Reference:

Bay 4

Arras Memorial,

Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Richard H. & Ellen Brunning, of 25, Westerfield Road, Ipswich.




1901   16, Orchard Street, Ipswich.


Sidney was 3 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Richard Henry Brunning, 42, a Corn Chandler & Flour Dealer – own account, born Witnesham, Suffolk.

Ellen Brunning (nee Jacobi), 37, born Ipswich.

Ernest Richard Brunning, 6, born Ipswich.


1911   25, Westerfield Road, Ipswich.

Sidney was 13 years old and living with his parents & brother.

Richard, 52, a Corn Chandler – own account.

Ellen, 44.

Ernest, 16.


Sidney continued his education at Ipswich Grammar School for Boys (now Northgate High School).


In June 1913, Sidney, of the Ipswich Municipal Technical School sat a Royal Society of Arts, Stage I (Elementary) examination in Typewriting and in August 1913 received successful results.


In June 1915, Sidney of the Ipswich Municipal Technical School sat a Royal Society of Arts, Stage I examination in Shorthand and in August 1915 received successful results.


Soldiers’ Effects to Richard H. Brunning – father.


Sidney is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich, on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies, and at St. Michael’s Church, Ipswich, and at Northgate High School. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


Suffolk Regiment, ‘B’ Company, 7th Battali0n:

The Battle of Arleux.

The 11th Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment as part of the 101st Brigade, formed an attack on Roeux chemical works on the Northern edge of the town, just south of the railway line. At 4:27 on the 28th of April 1917 the attack by the 11th began, troops pushed forward but came under heavy machinegun fire which drove the men back. A small group pushed on into the quarry on the eastern edge of the chemical works, being unsupported. At nightfall, they returned with 3 prisoners. The opening barrage had failed to destroy the machinegun posts and the enemy trenches, causing the attack to fail. The emery counter-attacked from Roeux. they were taking Mount Pleasant wood, part of the Ceylon trench at 9:45 a.m. The Battalion took over 300 casualties. The same fate was to happen to the 7th Battalion of the Suffolk regiment taking 190 casualties. 13 Ipswich men were killed on this day.

Suffolk Regiment battalion movements


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