WW1 Soldiers, killed in action 1914 - 1918

The names of the soldiers listed on the War Memorial and their
Service Records


C.J. Cansdale resting in the
Essex Farm Cemetery,
Ypres Salient. Belgium.

Some of the name listed below have a LINK within the wording
Click on this to see a photograph of the War Graves Commission Memorial.

 

 

 

43 Names engraved on the War Memorial as Killed in Action

( Note: This page is still being researched as on 20/3//2014 - the names highlighted in red are not to be found in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission records

Name Place of Birth

Date Killed

Killed in action
and Cemetery
Regiment
Roland Aldham Son of William and Kate Demmon
Oak Tree cottage, Stoke by Nayland
7 Oct 1916 Flanders Royal Fuseliers 8th Batt
No 27768

Charles C Aldous

Bures

2nd Nov 1918

Flanders
Buried, VILLERS-EN-CAUCHIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY

L/Corporal Gloucestershire Regiment

2nd and 5th batt
No 242060

George Arthur Aldous Bures
Son of William and Patience Aldous, of Bures St. Mary Suffolk.
8th Dec 1918
aged29
Buried, STE. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE

Private Royal Army Service Corps.
2nd/7th Field Bakery

No S/220616

William Baxter Son of Henry Baxter
b1893 in Kinderclay Norfolk then to Lamarsh Hill,Bures
26th Sept 1916
aged 23
Flanders
Buried, THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
LINK
Private, Suffolk Reg 8 batt
No 14112
D Blake Bures    

Ltn, Royal Fusiliers


     

Walter Charles Bowtell

Bures

24th April 1915

Flanders
Essex Farm Cemetery, Ypres
LINK

Private,
1st Batt Suffolk Reg

No 15801

Stanley Silvanus Block Bures 9 Aug 1918
Flanders
Buried: VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY
Rifleman- Royal Kings Rifle
6th Batt London Reg
Corp 45357
Ernest Frank Burrows
Bures, then moved to Parkeston.
Employed by Great Eastern Railway before joining up.
25th April 1917 Cairo
Buried: CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Essex Regiment
1st/7th Bn. 301192

1. Arthur Allen Cansdale

Bures

7th Oct 1916

Flanders
Buried, THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Private
Queens Own, Royal West Kent Reg
No G15148

2. Ernest Cansdale

Bures

1 Sept 1915

Flanders, The Somme
Buried: DARTMOOR CEMETERY, BECORDEL-BECOURT

Private
East Surrey 8th Batt
No 5201

3 Charles W Cansdale

Bures
Son of William and Ellen Cansdale,
Bures Post Office

14th March 1916
aged 36

Flanders
Buried:-BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY

Private
Royal Army Medical Corps
37th Field Amb
No 46380
4. Frank Cansdale Son of William and Ellen Cansdale,
Bures Post Office
3rd Sept 1916 Buried, THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
LINK
Sergeant
3rd Batt Worcestershire Regiment.
No 8819
5. John Thomas Cansdale Bures b1888

Son of Robert and Emily Cansdale; husband of M. A. Cansdale, of 4, Mount Place, Sudbury, Suffolk

5 Aug 1917

aged 30

Flanders
Buried: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
LINK
Private,
East Surrey Reg. 12th batt
No 25387
6 Charles James Cansdale Son of Emily Cansdale
Brands Yard, Bures
13th June 1916, age 19 Flanders
Buried, ESSEX FARM CEMETERY
LINK
Private,
Essex Reg, 11 batt
No 18715
Sidney John Cardy Bures
Son of Albert and Eliza E. Cardy, of "River View," Spout Lane, Little Cornard,
4th June 1916
aged 21
Buried: RUE-DU-BACQUEROT NO.1 MILITARY CEMETERY, LAVENTIE

Private Suffolk Reg
2nd/5th Bn. attd. 2nd/5th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment
No 2981

Frederick Cudmore Bures
6 Aug 1915

Galipoli Private, 1st Batt Essex Reg
No 9473

Sidney Cudmore

Bures
Son of Bamard and Mary Cudmore; husband of Eleanor Cudmore, of Speedwell Terrace, Bures St. Mary, Suffolk. Native of Mount Bures, Essex.

12 Oct 1916
aged 34

Flanders
Buried: BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY

LINK

Corporal.

Essex Reg, 1st batt
No 30569

Arthur Diggins

Bures
Son of Josiah and Jane Diggins, of Mount Bures, Suffolk.

27th Nov 1917
aged 24
Egypt
Buried:RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY
Private Suffolk Reg, 1st and 5th batt
No 240163
Walter William Dixie born Lamarsh then to Bures. 27 Jan 1917 Flanders.
Buried, THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Private,
Suffolk Reg
Walter W Everitt Bures
Son of the late Charles and Eliza Everitt, of Bures Hamlet,
24 May 1915
aged 29
Flanders
Buried: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
LINK
Private 4th Dragoon Guards
No 6223

Ernest William Eves

Bures
Son of Henry and Francis Eves, of Bures St. Mary, Suffolk; husband of Annie Maria Eves, of Spring Cottage, High St., Bures,

8 Aug 1918
aged 39

Buried: TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION

Private,
Suffolk Reg 12th batt
No 265614

Herbet Francis (unsubstantiated as the War Grave Commission only list this one name) Bures 24th April 1915 Buried, YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Private,Suffolk Regt,3rd Batt
No 7508
         



Name Place of Birth

Date Killed

Killed in action
and Cemetery
Regiment
Herbert Gardner Listed as Sudbury
Cannot confirm Bures
12 Aug 1915 HELLES MEMORIAL Suffolk Reg.5th Batt
No 2695
William Hume Bures
Son of Thomas William and Mary Ann Hume, of Bridge House, Bures,
3 Nov 1915
aged 19
Flanders
Buried: 7TH FIELD AMBULANCE CEMETERY
Private
Suffolk Reg, 1st and 5th batt
No 1838
George H. Gooch Hume b 1899
Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Hume, of High St., Bures, Suffolk.
1 Oct 1918
aged 19

Flanders
Buried, QUEANT COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION
LINK

Gunner,Royal Field Artillery
"C" batt, 268th Brigade
No 267312
George Hurrell Bures
Son of Moses and Emma Hurrell, of Bures, Suffolk
7 May 1917

Aged 33

Flanders

Buried: DOUAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Lance Corp, Essex Reg 1st Batt
No 28805
Ernest Juniper Bures
Son of Harry Juniper, of Nayland Rd., Bures St. Mary, Suffolk. His brother Harry Juniper also fell.

12 April 1918

Aged 21

Flanders
Buried MARISSEL FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY
Sergeant,
Essex Reg 10th Batt
No 12902

Harry Juniper

Bures
Son of Harry Juniper, Nayland Road, Bures St. Mary,

9 Aug 1916

Aged 32

Flanders
Buried, THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
LINK

Corporal,
Suffolk Reg, 7th Batt
No 13384

William Ernest Layer

Born Canada in 1887
son of Martha Layer in Colchester Road.

30 April 1917
aged 30
Buried, VIMY MEMORIAL Private
13th Royal Canadian Highlanders, Expeditionary Force
427884
Basil Lyons Bures
husband of Ada Lucy Lyons, of "Sunnyside," White Colne, Essex. Served in India nine years with the 1st King's Dragoon Guards.

19 July 1917

Aged 30

France
Buried ARRAS MEMORIAL
2nd Lt,
5th batt Royal Berks Reg
G Mansfield Bures
Son of James Mansfield, Brook House, Bures Hamlet
27th Nov 1917
Aged27

Buried: RAMLIEH WAR CEMETERY

 

Private Suffolk Reg 1st/5th Batt
No 240357
C. Molesworth No Trace

R Page No Trace
Stanley Arthur Prior Bures 13 Aug 1918

Flanders

Buried ASSEVILLERS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY

Private Sherwood Foresters, 10th batt
No 103370
William Robert Sargent No Trace 305th Infantry Company, American Expeditionary Force

F Smith

born Kingston upon Thames in 1871. By aged 17 living at "Walmills" Sudbury Road, Bures

Army Service Corps
081449

Horace Ephraim Shead Bures
Son of John and Sarah Shead, of Brickfields, Bures
8th May 1915
aged 39
Flanders
Buried, YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
LINK
Private
Suffolk Reg. 3rd batt
NO 16678
Frank Tokely born Bures Dec 1885 1 Nov 1914 Flanders
Buried, YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL
Trooper
11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars
No 5750
Arnold MauriceTwitchett Bures
Son of Harry Albon and Alice Twitchett, of Fishpits Farm, Bures Hamlet, Essex.
5th August 1918
Aged 30
AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Corporal
Suffolk reg, 2nd Batt
No 24940

H Twitchett No Trace

Arthur Ward

 

Private
East Surrey Regt

Charles Albert Ward

Born Boxford 1893, son of John and Mary Ward

1908 member of Norwich Diocesan Association of ringers. Then apparently became a gardener in Sussex before joining the Sussex Regiment

Sun 30th April 1916 Cemetery St. Venant Communial Cemetery,
Pas de Calais
Grave ref. 11. J.3.
Private
No 128
11th Batt, Royal Sussex Reg
Frank Willingham Bures b1880
(home address:- Husband of Ada Willingham, of Tilney All Saints, King's Lynn, Norfolk.
4 Oct 1917
aged 37

Flanders
Buried: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Private
Lincolnshire Reg
No 8475


No trace:- this could mean one of three things:-
(a) too many christian names strating with A,B, C etc to be certain if we have the correct individual
(b) may well have fallen during the conflict and no body recovered to be listed with the War Graves Commission
(c) records destroyed during air raid in September 1941

Acknowledgement to Iris Wallace for the information on Charles Ward (Uncle)
Research by Alan Beales and Ian Gibbs


These soldiers are listed as being born in Bures, but as they are not recorded on the War Memorial, so we must assume they moved out of the viilage

Name Place of Birth Killed in action Location Regiment

Edward Alliston

Bures then Hunedon

10th July 1916

Flanders

Private Regiment: Bedfordshire Regiment Battalion: 6th Battalion

Archibald Howard

Bures then to Clacton

13th April `1918

Flanders

Lancashire Fusiliers

Fred Buckingham

Colchester Rd Bures

21st March 1918

 

Essex Reg

Clarence Bell

Bures

23 Oct 1914

France

9626 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment

Clarence Bell was born in Sudbury around 1893, the son of Mrs. L. Gager, formerly Bell, of 51 St. Margaretís Street, Ipswich. Clarence was living in Bures, when he enlisted in Braintree, Essex.

Clarence died aged 21 on 23rd October 1914. There is no known grave and he is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial, near Ypres, Belgium.
See Sudbury Roll of Honour

Cyril Harry Johnson

Bures

5th Oct 1917

France

Royal Warwickshire

Harry Thomas Dyer ( see below)

Bures then to Ipswich

8th Aug 1918

Flanders

Tank Corp

Edward E Chaplin

Bures

24 Nov 1915

Died at Home

Suffolk Regiment

Ernest Nelson Kemp

Bures then Godstone

9 April 1917

Flanders

Royal Fusiliers

Ernest S Pile

Bures then Bridgeford

30 Sept 1917

Flanders

Royal Scots Fusiliers

Frank James Harrington

Bures

21 Feb 11915

Died at Home

Royal Garrison Artillery

Frank F Spencer

Bures then Tadworth

20 Nov 1917

Flanders

West Yorks Reg

George C Peake

Bures the Fulham

2 June 1915

Flanders

Household Cavalry`

George G Pettit

Bures then Clacton

27 Oct 1917

Flanders

Middlesex Reg

Harry Dyer

Bures to Ipswich

8 Aug 1918

Flanders

Tank Corp

John J Sadler

Bures

8 Aug 1918

Flanders

Sgt. 1st Battalion Cambridgeshire Regiment, 12th Division, buried: Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Born Bures, Suffolk, enlisted Sudbury, Suffolk.
see Ely War Memorial

Robert Sealey

Bures then Navestock

11 Jan 1917

Flanders

Essex

William Cole

Bures

15 July 1917

Flanders

Manchester Reg

Charles C Cansdale

Bures then to West Thurrock

21st May 1915

Egypt

Essex Reg

George Arthur Aldous

Bures

8th Dec 1918

Flanders

Royal army service Corp

Harry Dyer,
Buried at the Heath Cemetary, Harbonnieres


Research by Alan Beales
updated 31/08/2014