John E Burgess 1899 – 1918



Durham Light Infantry Cap Badge
Durham Light Infantry Cap Badge

Born: 13th March 1899 Buxton
1901 Census: Living at 54 Spring Gardens aged 2yrs, the son of Ernest & Matilda Burgess.
1911 Census: Living at 48 Fairfield Road (Boarding House owned by Aunt Betsy Greenwood) with Mother Matilda & brother Harry. John’s father Ernest was not living with the family.

1911 Census
1911 Census

1917: John enlisted Bakewell aged 18yrs, he was living at 48 Fairfield Road on Attestation, his occupation ‘Joiners Apprentice’.

48 Fairfield Road John's home
48 Fairfield Road  the home (Stenson 2014) that John left to go to War

Served in Durham Light Infantry 1/6th Battalion. Service No: Pte 80369.
Death: 5th September 1918, France & Flanders.
Commemorated @ Glageon Communal Cemetary Extension, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France Plot: I. M. 5

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