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Pte Walter R.C. Burgess R.A.S.C. (M.T.)

 
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:33 pm    Post subject: Pte Walter R.C. Burgess R.A.S.C. (M.T.) Reply with quote

Walter Robert Charles Burgess enlisted at Nairn on 10th February 1917 into the 3rd Seaforth Highlanders and declared he was born at Urray, Ross-shire.
Pte Burgess served in France from 24th May to 3rd August 1918 and transferred to the R.A.S.C. in early 1919.

He died at Rochester Row Military Hospital, London on 20th October 1919 aged 20 years. His NOK were then living in Rothes.

Walter has been forwarded as a case to CWGC / MOD as an in service death Non Comm. His grave had been located.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is he commemorated on a memorial?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: 411609 Pte Walter R.C. Burgess R.A.S.C. (M.T.) Reply with quote

Derek

He is commemorated on the Parish of Rothes War Memorial as a Seaforth.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out of interest, where is he buried?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:32 pm    Post subject: 411609 Pte Walter R.C. Burgess R.A.S.C. (M.T.) Reply with quote

The NOK wished a private burial and he was buried in Rothes Cemetery. IWGC (later CWGC) had no interest in UK burials at that point.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:06 pm    Post subject: 411609 Pte Walter R.C. Burgess R.A.S.C. (M.T.) Reply with quote

The name of Pte. Walter Robert Charles Burgess was added to the CWGC Debt of Honour register today.

Name: BURGESS, WALTER ROBERT CHARLES
Initials: W R C
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Age: 20
Date of Death: 20/10/1919
Service No: MT/411609
Additional information: Son of Walter and Catherine Burgess, of Rothes, Morayshire.
N.B.: Recent research has shown that Private Burgess is buried here.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Old Part. Grave 323
Cemetery: ROTHES OLD CHURCHYARD


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:37 am    Post subject: Walter Robert Charles Burness Reply with quote

Walter Robert Charles Burness
Pte 25153 7th Seaforth Highlanders
born Urray, Ross-shire 12/07/1899 enlisted Nairn Age 20
Died London 20-Oct-19
Son of Walter A & Catherine Burness, Ardleigh, Rothes.
Morayshire Roll of Honour: Page 39: Occ Motor Mechanic. Rothes Old Churchyard U. K. Rothes Grave 323 Rothes Memorial
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:44 am    Post subject: well done Reply with quote

An excellent result.

That took a while, (21-22 months?) but it was worth it.

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