Lt George Burgess M.C., RFA

1878 Sep 17. Born Macclesfield, Cheshire

1881 Census at 38, Cumberland St, Macclesfield (in fact the same address as on his MIC)

1891 census at Cumberland Street, Macclesfield

1901census at 38, Cumberland Street, Macclesfield. George is described as "chemist (retired)"

1902 Jul/Sep George Burgess marries Agnes Ethel Cooper in Macclesfield. There was at least 1 child, a daughter born 1903, who later emigrated to Canada. There are 2 possible deaths in Macclesfield of Agnes E Burgess, one in 1910 and one in 1922.

1903 Jul/Sep Born Macclesfield a daughter, Gwendoline Marjorie

1908 Oct 6 A George Burgess of the right age "chemist" leaves UK for Argentina on SS Romney

1911 census His father is still at 38 Cumberland Street Macclesfield, but he is not there. I assume he was in South America.

1916 Nov 28. Units, to be 2nd Lts. (on prob.) : RFA - George Burgess.

1917 Mar 29 Lands in France

1918 Sep 13. MC gazetted "2nd Lt. George Burgess, R.F.A., Spec . Res. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. For two days this officer manned an observation post in full view of the enemy and under heavy shell fire, one of his signallers being killed, the information he sent back to the guns being of great value. He had previously, at a critical moment,"when the enemy had broken the line, pushed forward in front of the retiring infantry to get information as to the amount of time there was to spare for getting the guns away, and then attempted to save the telephone, stores, etc., under heavy machine-gun fire. On another occasion he went out under shell fire to the front line to gain information of the progress of the enemy attack.

1919 Feb 4. RFA. The undermentioned to be actg. Capts. : — Lt. G. Burgess, M.C., Spec. Res., whilst comndg. a Brig. Ammn. Col.

1920 Jun Arrives in UK from Buenos Aires on SS Highland Laddie. George Burgess gives his profession as "army"

1920 Aug 3 Joined ADRIC with service no 67. Posted to Depot Coy

1920 Dec 17 Permitted to resign from ADRIC

1921 Feb 7 He left UK for Argentina. A "rancher" of the right age leaves on SS Highland Rover

1925 Jul 30 Arrives from Buenos Aires on SS Holbein. He is a "Camp Manager" going to Upton Macclesfield

1925 Dec 28. Leaves UK for Santa Marta in Colombia. His Address is 38 Cumberland St, Macclesfield. He is an "estancia manager" and intends to settle in Columbia

1929 Feb 12. Died in Colombia

1929 Apr 25. Probate to Gwendoline Marjorie Burgess, who must be his daughter