1894 May 22. Born Staffordshire
1901 census at 12, Lichfield Street, Bilston
1911 census at 24 Stowheath Lane (same as on MIC). He is working at soldering in a tinplate works
1915 Aug 24 Lands in France
1916 Aug 23.His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to award the Military Medal for bravery in the field to the undermentioned Non-commissioned Officers and Men: MM Gazetted. 14473 Actg. L./C. P. W. Burgess, S. Staff. R.
1917 Jun 27. The undermentioned cadets to be temp. 2nd Lts. (atted.). S Staffs Regt, Percy William Burgess.
1917 Nov 26 MC Gazetted. T./2nd Lt. Percy William Burgess, attd. S. Staffs. R. T./2nd Lt. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in an attack on an enemy post. While he was cutting the wire the enemy attempted to escape. He immediately rushed past and turned them back into a sap, where five were killed and one taken prisoner. He himself shot two, and it was entirely due to has splendid dash and careful previous reconnaissance that the encounter terminated successfully
1918 Nov "Breaking the Hindenberg Line" gives the establishment of 6th South Staffs and included in Company Commanders is "P.W. Burgess, M.C., M.M. "
1918 Dec 27. S. Staff. R. The undermentioned temp. 2nd Lts. to be temp. Lts.: P. W. Burgess1919 Jul/Sep Marries in Wolverhampton to Isabel M Spurrier
1920 Oct 18 Joined ADRIC with service no 778.
1920 Oct 29. Promoted Section Leader
1921 Feb 6 to 19 on Leave
1921 Mar 7. Posted J Coy
1921 Apr 23. Resignation accepted on completion of 6 months service
1921 Jul 13. S. Stafford. R. Temp. Lt. P. W. Burgess relinquishes his commission on completion of service, and retains the rank of Lt
1921 Jul 28. Leaves UK for New York. He is an engineer, Next of Kin his father T J Brurgess at 24 Stowheath Lane (same as on MIC). He is travelling with his wife Isabel May Burgess
1930 census in San Francisco. He and wife Isabel plus sons Richard and William. He is a "general machinist, engineering"
1940 US census . He is a boarder (no family with him) in San Francisco. Machinist
1960 Becomes a naturalised American (this appears to be him - his birth date here and on death are exactly 1 month different)
1979 Jul 12. Died California. He had been living at 94109 San Francisco, California