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Date of Birth
Date of Death
8 May 1917
War time / or Pre War occupation
Place of Birth
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Place of Death
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Soldier or Civilian
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.