Regiment : 1st/1st Queen's Own Worcestershire Hussars (Worcester Yeomanry)
Service number : 2078
Conflict : WW1
Date of death : Between 23rd April 1916 and 3rd September 1916
Buried : Commemorated on Basra Memorial, Iraq, Panel 60.
Memorial : Halesowen War Memorial
Also appears on : Worcester Cathedral Worcestershire Hussars.
Credits : Bromsgrove Weekly Messenger researched and transcribed by Adrian Carter.
Service No incorrectly given as 2079 on Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Private J. Burgess 1st/1st Worcester Yeomanry, embarked at Avonmouth 9th April 1915 for service with the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, disembarked at Alexandria, Egypt on 24th April 1915. Died of wounds on 23rd April 1916.
Source for additional information: The Yeomanry Cavalry of Worcestershire 1914 – 1922.
Bromsgrove Weekly Messenger, 24th March 1917:
J. Burgess of Halesowen, 2078, Yeomanry, previously reported missing, now died in Turkish hands.
Pte Jack Burgess, Worcs Yeo, 2078
Theatre of war first served in: 3/Egypt
Date of entry therein: 20-4-15
Awarded British War Medal, Victory Medal and 1915 Star
Medals returned 17-4-23
A photograph of Trooper J. Burgess can be found in Berrow’s Worcester Journal Supplement, Saturday 28th October 1916, available at Worcestershire Archives.