Burgess, Frank

Frank Burgess, Private T1/3697, 8th Reserve Park, Army Service Corps
Died 19th March 1917 in France, aged 24

 

EARLY LIFE

Son of Mr P Burgess, “Hollinbank”, Hollins Rd, Macclesfield.

More information will be added here when research is complete.

 

WW1 SERVICE

Frank’s death was reported in the Macclesfield Times of 31 March 1917.

 

COMMEMORATION

Private Frank Burgess is buried in grave ref. VIII. A. 183. in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France. His father asked for a cross and the words “A NOBLE SACRIFICE” to be engraved on his headstone. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Frank Burgess, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

In Macclesfield, Private Frank Burgess is commemorated on the Park Green, Town HallSt Michael’s Church, Beech Lane Methodist Chapel and Fence Sunday School war memorials.

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website

Macclesfield Times: 31 March 1917; 23 September 1921 (photo supplement)


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