Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
   Staff Sergeant Harold J Burgess
Dated added: 31/05/2017
Last updated: 24/02/2019
Personal Details
1st Battalion, South African Rifles (South African Army)
Date Of Birth:
 (Survived The War)
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.
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References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Burgess family Lists Harold as age 19 as living with the family at house 18 in Hanover St, Coagh
2 1911 Census lists Burgess family Does not list Harold as living with the family at house 17 in Hanover St, Coagh
3 Brother - Charles Burgess Also served in the the war
4 Brother - Robert Burgess Also served in the the war
5 Imperial War Museum Listed on the Royal School Dungannon WW1 Memorial
Coagh & District in WW1