Ipswich War Memorial and Cenotaph

Born: 12th March 1891, Ipswich.

Died: 9th April 1917; age 26; KiA – Vimy Ridge.

Occupation: Steam Engine Fireman

Enlistment Details: Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Age: 24 & 7 months; Date: 2nd November 1915; Religion: Roman Catholic. Signed up for the Duration of the War. Height: 5ft 5 ins, fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair. Next of Kin: Father – C. Burgess, 29, Sirdar Road, Ipswich.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 447809

Regiment: Canadian Infantry, ‘B’ Coy, 10th Battalion.


Body exhumed in February 1921, from 1 mile North of Roclincourt, and 3 miles North of Arras, identified by a cross on grave, and reburied.


Grave Reference:


Nine Elms Military Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Only son of Mr. C. & Mrs. B. Burgess, of Southmoor Cottage, Long Green, Wortham, Suffolk.




1891 Clement’s Cottages, Rose Hill Road, Ipswich.

Sydney a month old he was living with his parents & sister.

Charles Burgess, 30, a Sailor – Merchant Service, born Chemondiston, Suffolk.

Bessie Blanche Burgess (nee Barter), 21, born Southampton, Hampshire.

Grace Shelly Burgess, 1, born Chelmondiston, Suffolk.


1901   8, Dock Street, Ipswich.

Syndey was 10 years old and living with his parents & sister.

Charles, 40, a Fitter to Marine Engines.

Bessie, 30.

Grace, 11.


Sydney’s sister Grace Burgess was a Teacher of Pianoforte.



On the 1st July 1905, 14 year old Sydney embarked at the Port of London aboard the S.S. ‘Sardinian,’ Thomas Maor – captain, with 200 adults and 80 crew. After a 32 day vovage, Sydney disembarked at the Port of Quebec, Canada. Sydney wanted to be a Farmer.


Military Will written by Sydney on the 9th June 1916, left all his property and effects to his father – Charlie Burgess, of 29, Sirdar Road, Ipswich.


Canadian Infantry, ‘B’ Coy, 10th Battalion:

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