Brother of Arthur Burgess (Deceased WW1).
1884: born: 29th August 1884 Hough/Wilmslow Cheshire.
1891 Census: Living @ 10 Onward Cottages, Fairfield aged 7yrs.
1893: Harry started North Road School 24th April 1893
1896: Harry left North Road School 19th March 1896. Harry had an older brother George (1883) and younger brothers Arthur, Walter (1888), Charles (1890) & Sidney (1895), just before the birth of Sydney the family moved to Marlow Farm. The year after Harry left school his Mother Sarah died, Harry was 13yrs old, his brother Sydney was only 2yrs old.
1901 Census: Living @ Marlow Farm, Fairfield aged 16yrs.Occupation: Grocers Errand Boy.
1904: 19th February Enlisted into Notts & Derby Regiment at Sheffield Service No. Pte.9175. During this time Harry served in Singapore from 1905 until 1907 when on 18th February 1907 Harry transferred to Reserves.
1911 Census: Living and working at County Asylum Prestwich. Occupation: Day Attendant in Asylum.
1912: Married Hannah Ashmore in Burbage 19th February.1914:
Charles Burgess younger brother of both Arthur & Harry also served during WW1, Charles had served before WW1 with the Notts & derby regiment Pte 897, he then re-enlisted into the Territorials on 28th May 1913 Pte 1946, he was wounded on 18th March 1917 but survived the war and was then living in Leicestershire with his wife Margaret & son Charles Sidney.