Eric Ralph Burgess

East Lancashire Regiment

Personal Details

Born:  19 October 1899 in Whitchurch, Shropshire.

Family:  He was the youngest of five children born to Ralph Wright Burgess, a cheese factor, and his wife Margaret Jane (nee Thursfield). Eric married Ethel Harriet Rodger on 5 June 1922 at Trinity Church, Tempest Road, Hunslet, Yorkshire. The couple had two children, Joyce born 1924 and Ralph born 1929.

Residence:  From 1899 until 1919 Ralph was living at 21 Smallbrook Road, Whitchurch, Shropshire. In 1939 he and his family were at 31 Westbourne Road, Yeovil, Somerset.

Employment:  On his Attestation Records his occupation was given as an apprentice in the boot trade. However by 1939 he was a photographer.

Died: 1966 in Leicestershire.

Military Details

Regiment:  East Lancashire Regiment

Rank:  Private

Service Number:  52443

Date of Enlistment:  5 September 1917

Date on Discharge:  Not known

Reason For Discharge:  Not known

Medals:  Not known

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