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Edwin Charles BURGESS

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Surname: BURGESS

Forename(s): Edwin Charles

Place of Birth: Hinton Ampner, Hampshire

Service No: 3784

Rank: Private

Regiment / Corps / Service: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion / Unit: 2/6th Battalion

Division: ---

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1915-01-31

Awards: ---

CWGC Grave / Memorial Reference: N. 'C.' 1731.


CWGC Memorial: ---

Non-CWGC Burial: ---

Local War Memorial(s): Not Listed (View Names Not Listed on a Local War Memorial)

Additional Information:

Edwin Charles Burgess was the son of Charles and Caroline Burgess, née Tulett. Charles was born at Kilmeston, Hampshire and Caroline at West Ashling, Sussex.

1901 Hinton Ampner, Hamshire Census: Hinton Hill - Edwin C. Burgess, aged 8 years, born Hinton Ampner, son of Charles and Caroline Burgess.

1911 Sheet, Hampshire Census: 3, Albert Terrace - Edwin Charles Burgess, aged 18 years, born Hinton Ampner, Hampshire. [Edwin was boarding with Frederick William and Clara Finch.]

The British Army Service Record for Edwin Charles Burgess exists but may be incomplete.

Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects: Pte Edwin Charles Burgess, 3784, 2/6th Bn Duke of Well'gts West Riding Regt. Date and Place of Death: 31.1.15. Skipton. Pneumo'a. To whom Authorised/Amount Authorised: Father - Charles. £1 18s. 4d. War Gratuity: Not admissible - under 6 months service.

UK, WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards, 1914-1923: card(s) exist for Edwin. Name(s) on card(s): Name of Dependant: Mr C. Burgess. Relationship to Man: Father. Address: 68, South Street, Reading.

The 2/6th Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) did not become part of the 62nd (2/West Riding) Division until March 1915.

Data Source: Craven Herald Article


Entry in West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record: ---


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Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Regiment / Corps / Service Badge: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

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Surname: BURGESS

Forename(s): Edwin Charles


Residence: Burley-in-Wharfedale, Yorks

Enlisted: Guiseley, Yorks

Number: 3784

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion: 2/6th Battalion


Died Date: 31/01/15

Died How: Died

Theatre of War: Home


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Surname: BURGESS

Forename(s): E C

Country of Service: United Kingdom

Service Number: 3784

Rank: Private

Regiment: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Unit: 2nd/6th Bn.

Age: 23


Died Date: 31/01/1915

Additional Information: Son of Mr. C. Burgess, of 68, South St., Reading. (CWGC Headstone Personal Inscription: IN LOVING MEMORY)


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Waltonwrays Cemetery, Skipton

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05 February 1915


The past week has been an unfortunate one for the 6th (Reserve) Battalion of the Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, two deaths having been recorded from bronchial pneumonia. These are the first cases of illness which have terminated fatally since the formation of the battalion more than three months ago, and curiously enough both had their origin in an attack of influenza. The men were ordered into hospital towards the close of last week, and everything possible was done for them.

The first death, which took place on Sunday, was that of Pte Burgess who, though attached to the Guiseley Company, was a Hampshire man. He was interred at Waltonwrays Cemetery on Tuesday afternoon, and accorded full military honours. The Guiseley Company, in charge of Captain Claughton, and Lieuts. Ashley and Kilner, together with the battalion, and bugle bands, met the corpse at the gates of the Skipton and District Hospital. Preceding the coffin, which was wrapped in the Union Jack, marched a firing party with rifles reversed. Then came the battalion band, playing the Dead March in Saul, and the bugle band, and the hearse was followed by the officers and men of the deceased's company. The blinds in the 'Town Hall and many private houses were drawn, and a large number of the men of the Reserve Battalion, who bad been drilling in the Cattle Market, lined up in High Street and stood at the salute while the cortege passed. The last rites at the grave side were performed by the Rev. A. T. Walkden, curate of the Skipton Parish Church. The firing party shot over the grave and the bugle band played the " Last Post."

The second death took place on Tuesday morning, the unfortunate man being Pte. Sellers of the Bingley Company.

The interment takes place at Undercliffe, Bradford, this (Friday) afternoon, but, in deference to the wishes of the relatives, will not be of a military character. The coffin, however, was escorted out of the town by a party from the deceased's company yesterday.

Later in the week it was rumoured that other deaths had taken place. On inquiry it was found that these statements were without foundation.

On Monday the headquarters of the Battalion were visited by Brigadier General Brereton, whose object was to inspect the books, which be found in perfect order. The men were at work early on the parade ground off Carleton Road, where they marched, accompanied by the battalion band, in charge of Major Dewhurst. They were not inspected by the Brigadier, who left Skipton early in the afternoon.


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