Joseph Stanley BURGESS
Rank: Private
Number: 16118
Unit: 13th Battalion CHESHIRE REGIMENT
Date of Death: 21 October 1916
Age: 23
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Joseph had been born in the parish of St Mary's C of E Church, Stockport. He enlisted in the army in September 1914, leaving his wife, Sarah, at their home at 22 Barrack Hill, Romiley.

He was killed during an attack described here. After the attack, he was posted as "missing". It would seem that non of his comrades had seen what became of him as, in January 1917, Sarah had placed an advert in the local newspaper asking for news of him. Later the War Office will have made an official presumption that he must have been killed. Joseph's body was never found and identified.

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