Private Frederick William Burgess

Service number 5814
Birth Date 1899-09-21
Birth Place Australia: Western Australia, Albany
Death Date 1917-03-26
Death Place France
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
Unit 28th Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Frederick William Burgess (5814, 28th Battalion) was born in Albany, WA on 21 September 1899. He was working as an engine cleaner when he enlisted in July 1916. Frederick was killed in action during an attack on the village of Lagnicourt on 26 March 1917, aged 17 years 6 months. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France. Frederick's uncle, Private Alan Listor Burgess (1599) served with the 16th Battalion.



Date of birth 21 September 1899
Date of enlistment 03 July 1916
Date of embarkation 13 October 1916
Date of death 26 March 1917
Date of fate 26 March 1917