William Douglas Ardern Burgess  

Servicenumber : 172168
Rank : Lieutenant
Regiment : The Parachute Regiment
Unit : 10th Battalion
Date of Death : 21-09-1944
Age : 24
Grave : Plot 26. Row A. Grave 6.
William Douglas Ardern Burgess was a son of Douglas Ardern Burgess and Lilian May Burgess of Hertford.
Burgess served a Platoon Commander of No 12 Platoon, B Company.
On 28 february 1941 he was mentioned in the London Gazette. Burgess was serving with the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment at that time. He was probably mentioned because of his promotion to 2nd Lieutenant. 
According to the Roll of Honour published by the Society of Friends of the Airborne Museum (Jan Hey 1999 and 2011) Burgess was given a field burial 100 metres west of the Schoonoord Hotel at Oosterbeek. 
Picture: 23-09-2012
Sources: Website CWGC, Website www.Paradata.org.uk, website www.gazettes-online.co.uk and Roll of Honour

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