WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter B. 

James Burgess

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:07th Bn [2] ('C' Coy)
Name of Rgt or Ship:Lancashire Fusiliers
How Died:Died of Gas
Country of burial:BelgiumGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Lijssenthoek Cemetery, Poperinge
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born on  the 55th January 1886, the birth being registered during the March
quarter 1886 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/188, the only son of William
& Sarah Ann Burgess (neƩ Smith).
1891 Census - Hale Green, Hale.   Son - aged: 5 - born: Altrincham.   Head
of household - William Burgess - Married - aged: 31 - occ: Grocer's Vanman
- born: Mobberley.   Also - Sarah A. Burgess Wife - aged: 33 - born: Styal,

1901 Census - Wigan Coal Yard (next to 32 Chapel Road, Sale).   Son - aged:
15 - occ: Van Boy - born: Altrincham.    Head of household - William
Burgess - Married - aged: 41 - occ: Coal Carter - born: Mobberley.   Also
Sarah Ann Burgess - Wife - aged: 42 - born: Styal.

Married Hannah Whitelegg during the December quarter 1910 in the Bucklow
R.D. - ref: 8a/323.

1911 Census - Rose Cottage, Green Lane, Ashton upon Mersey.   Head -
Married - aged: 26 - occ: Greengrocer (own account) - born: Altrincham. 
Also - Hannah Burgess - Wife - aged: 19 - occ: Tobacconist & Sweets - born:
Ashton upon Mersey.
His parents were also residing at Green Lane, Ashton upon Mersey.  His
father was now employed as a Greengrocer and Fruiterer.

Employed for a number of years by Mr. John Williams & Sons, Grocers, Sale. 
  Later employed in his father's greengrocery business.

Associated with the Ashton on Mersey Congregational Church Sunday School.

Enlisted in September 1916 and had been at the front ten months.

Death reported in the 30/11/1917 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

Left a widow and one son.   Commemorated on the private family gravestone
in Hale Cem.

Flanders M.I. - "Time changes many things, but memory of you Jim, always

His father, William died 16/10/1941 aged 81 years and his mother, Sarah Ann
died 25/04/1940 aged 82 years.   His only son William died 02/01/1921 aged
7 years.

Memorials found on:
St. Martin's (Ashton on Mersey)St. Martin's Window (Ashton on Mersey)
Aston on Mersey United Reformed
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