1st Battalion, South African Rifles (South African Army)
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Harold J Burgess was the son of Robert and Matilda Burgess. He was born on 25th October 1881. Harold’s father, Robert Burgess, was a doctor and a Justice of the Peace (J.P.) in Coagh for many years. Harold Burgess attended the Royal School Dungannon. Harold worked as a clerk for a time before emigrating to South Africa. Staff Sergeant Harold J Burgess served with the 1st South African Rifles. Harold J Burgess survived the war. He was 37 years old when the war ended.