Burgess, Arley

Arley Burgess, Private 47275, 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers
Died 28th March 1917 in France, aged 35

 

EARLY LIFE

Husband of Lily Burgess, of 114, High St., Macclesfield.

Also known as Arley Walker.

More information will be added here when research is complete.

 

WW1 SERVICE

Arley’s death was reported in the Macclesfield Times of 13 April 1917.

 

COMMEMORATION

Private Arley Burgess is buried in grave ref. III. L. 4 of the Faubourg-d’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France. His wife asked for a cross and the words “THY WILL BE DONE” to be added to his headstone. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Private Arley Burgess.

In Macclesfield, Private Arley Burgess is commemorated on the Park Green, Town HallSt Michael’s Church and St George’s Church war memorials.

 

NOTES

Brother of George Walker, who served with the Cheshire Regiment and was killed in action in September 1917; and William Walker, who served with the Rifle Brigade and is believed to have survived the war.

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Macclesfield Times: 13 April 1917; 23 September 1921 (photo supplement)


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