Louis Ethelbert Burbidge

Louis Ethelbert Burbidge was born in Worton, Wiltshire about 1875. He was the son of Charles and Annie Burbidge, both of Worton. In the 1891 census the family were at Worton, with a nephew of Louis', Edward, with them.

In the 1901 census Louis was married and living in 70, Warlock Road, Paddington with his wife Rosa, and daughter, Dorothy Rosa. Loius had married Rosa Elizabeth Clissold 11 June, 1898 in Paddington. Dorothy Rosa had been born 25 October, 1900. Louis was a milk carrier.

In the 1911 he was now living in the High Street, Aycliffe. Louis was a self-employed grocer. Louis's wife, Rosa assisted in the shop, while his daughter Dorothy was at school, age 10.

Louis was deemed to have enlisted 18 April, 1918 and was called to service 1 August, 1918 at Newcastle upon Tyne. He was 43 years 6 months old, a grocer of the High Street, Aycliffe. He was 5' 4" tall and weighed 131lbs. He was in the A.S.C. (MT), Pte. 414342.

Louis was taught to drive heavy lorries and passed his test 25 October, 1918 at O.C.Driving School, A.S.C., Hounslow. The next day Louis was admitted to hospital at Osterley Park with influenza and a temperature of 101.f. His temperature chart for 8 days has survived.

Louis was given his Protection Certificate 10 January, 1919.

Louis died 13 November, 1955 at The Memorial Hospital, Darlington. He had been living at The Gatehouse, 33, Durham Road, Aycliffe. Probate was granted to his daughter, Dorothy Rose Searle (wife of Alick Searle) and Alick Searle, clothing salesman.