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Sergeant DESMOND RIVERSDALE ANTHONY BURGESS

Service Number: 1659085
Regiment & Unit/Ship

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

159 Sqdn.

Date of Death

Died 29 February 1944

Age 19 years old

Buried or commemorated at

SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

Column 435.

Singapore

  • Country of Service United Kingdom
  • Additional Info Son of James Jarvis Burgess, of Calstock, Cornwall and Ruth Dorothy Burgess, of Plymouth. This airman died with his eight crewmates. The individually unidentified remains of only seven of the crew are buried in Plot 4, Row E, Graves 14 to 20 of RANGOON WAR CEMETERY, Myanmar. Each grave marker reads: AN AIRMAN OF THE 1939-1945 WAR, ROYAL AIR FORCE, 29TH FEBRUARY 1944, KNOWN UNTO GOD. All nine men are commemorated by name on the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL.
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