Regiment: 7th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps
Address: 76 Ashburnham Road, Clive Vale, Hastings
Other Info: An article published in the Hastings & St Leonards Observer on 23rd September 1916 reads: “We regret to announce that Sergeant F. Burgess, King’s Royal Rifle Corps, son of Mrs Noakes, 17 Hurrell Road, Ore, has been killed in action.
Sergeant Burgess joined the Army in 1906 and spent 5 years in India returning to England on November 8th 1914, and was sent to the Front on November 23rd 1914. He was invalised home in March 1915, suffering from frost bite. He returned to the Front on December 13th 1915 and was killed on August 18th.
In a letter which Mrs Noakes received from the Lieutenant of his company, the letter says that when Sergeant Burgess met his death he was gallantly leading his men forward. He was a most valuable N.C.O. and generally liked by all who knew him.
Deep sympathy will no doubt be extended to Mrs Noakes in her great loss.
According to CWGC, Fred died aged 27 on 18th August 1916 and is remembered at Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, grave reference III.K.1.
Published: August 1916
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