Regiment: Royal Field Artillery (attached to Northumberland Fusiliers)
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.
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.
|12 Apr 1918||P4 col 2 (top)||Ashwell||Casualties||Gunner Oscar Burgess, son of Mr & Mrs James Burgess, wounded by shrapnel, progressing.|
Pte Albert Burgess, another son, severely wounded in head and arm.
|Birth Place:||Clawson, Leicestershire|
|Death Date:||Not known|
|Enlistment Place:||Not known|
|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|