Burbage During the Great War
Burbage During the Great War

The Gloucestershire Regiment

22332 Alfred Sidney NEW


Alfred was born on 24th November 1895 and baptised at all Saints’ Burbage in 1896.  His father, William Henry New was a labourer; his mother was Elizabeth Agnes New. 


In 1901 the family was recorded in the Census as living on the High Street in Burbage.  Alfred had 2 older brothers and a sister.  By 1911 Alfred was working as a servant for the Chessall family in Bridewell Street, Marlborough.


Alfred joined the Glosters and served with the 7th Battalion in Gallipoli from 16th August 1915.  Later Alfred served with the 1st Battalion in France.  He was wounded during July 1916 near Pozieres and evacuated to The King George Hospital in Dublin.  He died on 20th August 1917 and is buried in the Churchyard at all Saints’, Burbage.


Alfred was awarded the 1914-15 Star, the Britsih War Medal and Victory Medal.

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