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Albert Edward BURGESS

Private 6171 Albert Edward BURGESS of 1st Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry

Died of Wounds Tuesday 19th October 1915, 17th Field Ambulance, Belgium, age 20

Home address:136 Nelson Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Born:1895, Hyde, Cheshire
Parents:Elizabeth Ann Burgess and Samuel Burgess of 136 Nelson Street, Hyde, Cheshire
Marital status:Single
He enlisted in:Hyde, Cheshire
Remembered:Poperinge New Military Cemetery, Popering, West-Vlannderen, Belgium,   I. C. 21.
Link to Hyde:Born in Hyde

Brother to Private 265845 Samuel A. Burgess

From the Hyde Reporter, 13th November 1915, page 7, column 4:

His last letter to his sister Mrs Gibbons, 6 Shenton Street, Flowery Field, Hyde, Cheshire, dated August 17th 1915:
 I expect you have heard of the British success. I am very glad to say that I came through without a scratch. We had an awful time. We were under shell fire for seventeen hours. The General told us it was a most infernal bombardment. You never knew what would happen the next minute. It was like waiting for death. There were some awful sights. I am very proud to say the boys stuck it well. I feel very sorry for my comrades who fell, but I thank God that He spared me.