Cuthbert John Burbidge

Surname: Burbidge
Other names: Cuthbert John
Other people in this story:
John Burbidge
Emma Burbidge nee Sanger
Locations in this story:
East Knoyle, Wiltshire
South Africa
Fulham, Middlesex

Cuthbert John Burbidge was born during 1870 in East Knoyle, Wiltshire, the son of John Burbidge,a Grocer, and Emma Burbidge (nee Sanger). He lived his early life at the Grocer's Shop, in Upton, East Knoyle. He had enlisted with the 3rd Regiment of the Duke of Edinburgh's (Wiltshire) Regiment as a Territorial prior to fully enlisting as a regular soldier on 12 Jan 1802 (Service No. 3151). He was transferred to the 1st Battalion and from 17 Mar 1899 to 30 Sep 1915 was a Bandsman with the Regimental Band. He served in India and South Africa gaining the Long Service and Good Conduct medal. He was described as 'an exemplary soldier'. At the outbreak of WW1 he had been in India but returned to the UK for discharge on 30 Sep 1915 after 23 years and 262 days service. He was awarded the Silver War Badge No. 88093 which acknowledged his service. Regrettably, having moved to 41 Sedlescombe Road, Fulham, Middlesex, he died there on 19 Jan 1919.


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