|Place of birth||Grafton, New South Wales|
|Address||The Manse, 14 Warren Road, Marrickville, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, J Burgess, 14 Warren Road, Marrickville, New South Wales|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||20th Battalion, C Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/37/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on
|Regimental number from Nominal Roll||Commissioned|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||20th Battalion|
|Other details from Roll of Honour Circular||After a few years in commercial life he decided to follow his father into the ministry, and had matriculated for entrance into the University of Sydney when he enlisted for the AIF.|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Hangard Wood, France|
|Age at death||28|
|Age at death from cemetery records||26|
|Place of burial||Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot VII, Row F, Grave No. 8), Fouilloy, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Rev. John and Jeannie BURGESS, 'The Manse', 14 Warren Road, Marrickville, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brothers: 1312 Pte Douglas Theodore BURGESS, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 29 July 1916;  2nd Lt James Henry BURGESS, 4th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 March 1918; 2250 Corporal Leslie Gordon BURGESS MSM, 1st Infantry Brigade Headquarters, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919; 19049 Gunner William Milne BURGESS, 3rd Division Artillery Headquarters, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919.|
War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.
Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 1 October 1915 (febicular), and transferred to Hospital Ship, Gallipoli; transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 5 October 1915; discharged to duty, 12 October 1915; rejoined 20th Bn at Gallipoli, 25 October 1915.
Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).
Appointed Corporal, 30 January 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.
Promoted Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 12 March 1916; Company Sergeant Major, 14 May 1917.
Selected to attend No 5 Officers Cadet Bn, Cambridge, commencing 10 August 1917.
Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 1 December 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 18 December 1917; taken on strength, 20th Bn, Belgium, 26 December 1917.
Detached to 2nd Division Signal School, 7 February 1918.
On special leave to England, 8 March 1918; rejoined 20th Bn, in the field, 24 March 1918.
Killed in action, France, 6 April 1918.Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BURGESS Stewart Salmond|