SergeantBURGESS, DESMOND RIVERSDALE ANTHONY

Service Number 1659085

Died 29/02/1944

Aged 19

159 Sqdn.
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

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.

Commemorated at SINGAPORE MEMORIAL

Location: Singapore
Number of casualties: 24321

Cemetery/memorial reference: Column 435.

See cemetery plan
Memorial details

CWGC Archives

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DISCLAIMER:
This collection of documents was assembled by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and its predecessors as part of the processes involved in the commemoration of individuals. As a result, they contain many corrections and alterations which reflect their use as working documents. For further information concerning the history of the collection, please see our About Our Records page.
Please be advised that some of the documents, especially the burial returns and exhumation reports, may contain information which some people may find distressing. The original archive records and their digital copies remain the property of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, but are available for re-use for private and non-commercial purposes.