Burgess, Rowland Hill –

Eldest son of William and Reta Ellen Burgess, of Woodsleigh Cottage, Heaton, Bolton, Lancashire. An old boy of Bolton Municipal Secondary School. Enlisted September 1914. Reported missing since 03/09/1916 and subsequently presumed killed.

Personal details

  • Surname: Burgess
  • Forename: Rowland Hill
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Stockport, Cheshire
  • Place of residence: Stockport, Cheshire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 26
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: September 3rd, 1916
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 15th (2nd Birmingham) (Service) Battalion.
  • Service number: 185
  • Regiment: Not known
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Birmingham, Warwickshire
  • Conflict: Not known


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known


  • CWGC Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
  • CWGC reference: Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 24/12/1914 27/10/1916 07/09/1917
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7c 6e 4h

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