Private Sidney George Burnage

Rank or Title

Date of Birth


Date of Death

8 May 1917

War time / or Pre War occupation

Straw hat trade worker


Family business, Albert Road

Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

World War I Address

108 Tennyson Road
United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

No known grave

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 7th June 1917
Pte Sidney George Burnage

Pte Sidney George Burnage, 50638, 2nd Battalion Suffolk Regiment, was killed in action in France on May 8th, 1917. He was aged 28 and had been married for just under a year.

The news was sent by a chaplain to his widow, Florence, whom he had married in June 1916. Florence was living with Sidney's parents, Walter John and Agnes Burnage, at 108 Tennyson Road, Luton. Sidney was their second son, who was educated at Waller Street School, Luton.

Sidney had enlisted in the Army Service Corps Motor Transport in July 1916, but was later transferred to the King's Own Lancaster Regiment. After training at Dorchester and Salisbury, he was drafted to the 2nd Suffolks in France in March 1917.

Prior to enlistment, Sidney had worked for his father in his straw hat manufacturing business in Albert Road, Luton.

Individual Location

Pte Sidney George Burnage

Author: Deejaya

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