George is not remembered on the war memorial at Christchurch Park.


Born: 1894, Ipswich.

Died: 15th October 1914; age: 19; Died of Wounds at No. 6 Clearing Hospital, Hazebrouck.

Residence: 39, Mile End Road, Colchester, Essex.

Occupation: Porter’s Assistant.

Enlistment Location: Warley, Essex.

Date of Entry Therein: 24th August 1914 – France.


Rank: Private; Service Number: 9874.

Regiment: Essex Regiment, 2nd Battalion, ‘C’ Company.


Medals Awarded: Victory, British War & 1914 Star.


Grave Reference:


Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Mr. & Mrs. W. Burgess, of 39, Mile End Road, Colchester, Essex.




1901   76, Croft Street, St. Mary Stoke, Ipswich.


George was 6 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

William Burgess, 49, a Telegraph Lineman, born Chelmondiston, Suffolk.

Emma Burgess (nee Burton), 48, born Buxhall, Suffolk.

Harry George Burgess, 24, a Foundry Worker, born Ipswich.

Arthur Burgess, 13, born Ipswich.

Essie Clara Burgess, 11, born Ipswich.

Frederick John Burgess, 9, born Ipswich.

Beatrice Burgess, 3, born Ipswich.


1911   39, Myland Road, Mile End Road, Colchester, Essex.


George was 16 years old, a Bookstall Clerk – W.H.Smith & Son. He was living with his parents & siblings.

William, 61, a Telegraph Lineman.

Emma, 59.

Ellen Mary Burgess, 27, a Needlework – Great Eastern Railway – Laundry, born Ipswich.

Essie, 21.

Frederick, 19, an Engine Cleaner – Great Eastern Railway – Loco.

Beatrice, 14.


Soldiers’ Effects to William Burgess – father.

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