Other names: James Percy
Locations in this story: ShaftesburyFrance & FlandersLoos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, FranceLayton Lane, ShaftesburySt. James' Church, ShaftesburySt. Peter's Church, ShaftesburyHoly Trinity Church, Shaftesbury
Story: James Percy Burbidge was born in 1889 in Shaftesbury and baptised on 3rd August, 1890, at St. James Church, Shaftesbury. He was the son of Sidney Burbidge, a labourer, and Ellen Burbidge (nee Gard). At the time of the 1911 Census, he was working as a gardener and living in 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 whilst serving with the 9th Battalion and his name appears on the Loos Memorial, Loos-en-Gohelle, Pas de Calais, France (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.