Other names: James Percy
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersLoos MemorialLayton Lane, ShaftesburySt. James' Church, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Story: James Percy Burbidge was born in 1889 in Shaftesbury. He was the son of Sidney Burbidge, a labourer, and Ellen Burbidge. At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a gardener and living at Layton Lane, Shaftesbury. He enlisted in the Suffolk Regiment (Service No. 13758) and at the time of his death held the rank of Lance Corporal. He served in France and Flanders and was awarded the Victory, British War and 1915 Star medals. He died on 6th October 1915 and his name appears on the Loos Memorial (Panel 37 & 38). He is remembered on the Park Walk and St. James’ War Memorials. He also appears on the Roll of Honour in St. James’ Church and on the Holy Trinity Memorial, now in St. Peter's Church, Shaftesbury.