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