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The Boer War => 1899 - 1902 => Topic started by: hoggie on August 20, 2008, 04:04:08 PM

Title: William Arthur Burgess
Post by: hoggie on August 20, 2008, 04:04:08 PM
Hi - have just found this forum after searching "Mancester Regt" Alderney on yahoo LOL

I am helping a friend research his family tree and it turns out that he has a G-grandfather who came to the Channel Islands with The 2nd Manchester Regt.  (at least that's what it says on the marriage certificate so if I have the technicalities wrong please don't anyone take offence :)  )

All we have is his name William Arthur Burgess.

If anyone can give us any advice on how to find out more about him, we would be very grateful.

TIA

hoggie
Title: Re: Hi from Alderney
Post by: harribobs on August 20, 2008, 05:04:29 PM
Hi Hoggie

and welcome to the group

what period are we looking at here?  i an guessing it to be after the Boer war (1903 ish ?)

cheers

chris
Title: Re: Hi from Alderney
Post by: hoggie on August 20, 2008, 05:07:48 PM
Thanks - yes the marriage certificate is from July 1906. And as far as I can tell from the writing he was listed as a drummer??

hoggie
Title: William Arthur Burgess
Post by: harribobs on August 20, 2008, 10:03:00 PM
the regiment was in the channel islands after the boer war for some time  ;)

i'll move this over to the boer war section and see what we can find out

chris
Title: Re: William Arthur Burgess
Post by: hoggie on August 21, 2008, 08:56:59 AM
Thanks - sorry if I put it in the wrong place :)

hoggie
Title: Re: William Arthur Burgess
Post by: harribobs on August 21, 2008, 08:50:20 PM
Thanks - sorry if I put it in the wrong place :)

hoggie

not a problem ;D

hopefully some of our boer war experts will be able to help you out with William

chris
Title: Re: William Arthur Burgess
Post by: MackeyM on October 02, 2008, 04:24:37 PM
Could the South Lancashire 2nd Battalion have been attached to the Manchester regiment while in the Channel Islands (1904-07ish)?  Or any other possible battalions?

Title: Re: William Arthur Burgess
Post by: harribobs on October 11, 2008, 08:29:37 PM
Could the South Lancashire 2nd Battalion have been attached to the Manchester regiment while in the Channel Islands (1904-07ish)?  Or any other possible battalions?

i'm afraid i don't have the information, but i'll give someone a nudge who may know something  ;)
Title: Re: William Arthur Burgess
Post by: MackeyM on October 12, 2008, 03:51:19 AM
Thank you!  I have tried doing a few searches on ancestry.com for William Arthur Burgess and there are a few, but none for the Manchester Regiment.  So I thought perhaps he was a member of another battalion that may have been attached to the Manchester Regiment while in the Channel Islands.  I'm curious about this one because my great grandfather (2nd manchester regt) was married at the same time as WA Burgess, and they married women from the same family. He was a bandsman with the Argyll and Sutherland highlanders for almost 10 years prior to joining the Manchester Regiment so if WA Burgess was a drummer it could be another commonality between them.   
Title: Re: William Arthur Burgess
Post by: tonyrod on October 12, 2008, 10:50:53 AM
hi mackeym, if your man was in ww1 withe the manchester's there are only 9 on the medal cards W BURGESS  with 2 k.i.a.
2393 kia
1957 kia william henry
52239  and 85668 ramc
2724
3407 and 250922 cpl both man reg
6062 and 139909 m.g.c
3017 and 358511 labour corps
1443 1/8th bn
1115  1/8th bn
the numbers could help you ,  tony

Title: Re: William Arthur Burgess
Post by: MackeyM on October 13, 2008, 06:02:54 PM
Thank you for the info!  Would you happen to know what the "M.G.C" stands for? From the line (6062 and 139909 m.g.c)
Title: Re: William Arthur Burgess
Post by: Wendi on October 13, 2008, 06:08:42 PM
Machine Gun Corps

Wendi  ;)