Born: 12th March 1891, Ipswich.

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

Enlistment Details: Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada; Age: 24; Date: 2nd November 1915; Occupation: Fireman; Religion: Roman Catholic. 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.


Grave Reference:


Nine Elms Military Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified & Address: Only son of Mr C. & Mrs B. Burgess, of Southmoor Cottage, 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 lanche 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.




On the 1st July 1905, Sydney was 14 years old, he wanted to be a Farmer. Sydney departed from the port of London travelling to Quebec, Canada, on board the S.S.’Sardinian’ of the Allan Line. The vovage was to take 32 days, captained by Thomas Maor with 200 adults & 80 crew.





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