Born: 1890, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

Died: 15th September 1918; age 27; Died of Wounds – No. 38. Casualty Clearing Station.

Enlistment Location: Ipswich.


Rank: Gunner; Service Number: 39295

Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery, 120th Siege Battalion.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star + Clasps & Roses.


Grave Reference:

  1. A. 25

Sunken Road Cemetery,


Pas de Calais,



Relatives Notified and Address: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Burgess, of 8, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.




1891   15, Alfred Street, Ipswich.


Alfred was 9 months old and living with his parents

Alfred Burgess, 24, a Stationary Engine Driver, born Ipswich.

Eliza Burgess (nee Hunting), 19; born Newmarket, Suffolk.


1901   Great College Street, St. Pancras, London, Middlesex.


Alfred was 10 years old and living with his parents & siblings

Alfred, 33, an Engine Driver (Stationary)

Eliza, 28.

Eliza Elizabeth L. Burgess, 8, born Ipswich.

George Henry Burgess, 6, born St. Pancras, London.

Joseph Simon Burgess, 4, born St. Pancras, London.


1911   8, Cemetery Road, Ipswich.


Alfred Burgess was 20 years old, and a Boiler Makers Apprentice for a plough factory. He was living with his parents & siblings + a paternal aunt.

Alfred, 41 an Engine Driver – Plough Factory.

Eliza, 38.

Eliza, 18.

George, 16.

Joseph, 14.

+ a paternal great aunt.


In the early 1900’s Alfred’s family Anglicised their West Germanic surname Burger to Burgess.



Alfred is also remembered on the war memorial at St. Margaret’s Church, Ipswich.


Royal Garrison Artillery, 120th Siege Battalion:


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