Burgess, Albert

Burgess, Albert

Military History:

Regiment:                               Royal Field Artillery (attached to                                                                Northumberland Fusiliers)

Rank:                                      Private

Service Number:                    10883 (92246)

Date of Enlisting:                   1.4.1916

Date of death:                        Not known

Cemetery/ Memorial:            Not known

UK Cemetery/Memorial:       St Mary’s Church, Ashwell Roll of Honour

Albert enlisted on 1st April 1916 with the Royal Field Artillery Regiment, 7th Division Ammunition Column, Regimental Number 10883 and was, at some stage during the War, attached to the Northumberland Fusiliers, Regimental number 92246. Albert saw active service in the Western Front, France and Flanders Theatre of War and possibly was at the Battle of the Somme. He was severely wounded in the head and arm but it is thought he survived the war.

Albert was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal.

He is commemorated on the St Mary’s Church Ashwell Roll of Honour.

Family History:

Date of Birth:                c1879

Birth Place:                  Clawson, Leicestershire

Residence:                   Not known

Marriage:                     Not known

Albert was the only son of James and Eliza (nee Pack, first wife) Burgess, born in Clawson, Leicestershire in about 1879 and christened in Ashwell on 4th October 1885.

Albert was a pupil of the Merchant Taylor School.

It is  not known if he married nor when he died.

Albert’s half-brother Oscar Henry was posted to France as a gunner with the Royal Field Artillery Territorial Force but it is thought that he survived the war.

Commentary:

Royston Crow

12 Apr 1918P4 col 2 (top)AshwellCasualtiesGunner Oscar Burgess, son of Mr & Mrs James Burgess, wounded by shrapnel, progressing.

Pte Albert Burgess, another son, severely wounded in head and arm.

 

Name:Albert Burgess
Birth Place:Clawson, Leicestershire
Residence:Not known
Death Date:Not known
Enlistment Place:Not known
Rank:Private
Regiment:Royal Field Artillery (attached to Northumberland Fusiliers)
Battalion:7th Division Ammunition Column
Regimental Number:    10883 (92246)
Type of Casualty:Survived
Theatre of War:Western Europe, France and Flanders

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