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Burger, F M

Chapel Corner Cemetery

Chapel Corner Cemetery, Sauchy-Lestree

Youngest son of the late George William Charles & Margaret (Maggie) Burger (nee Tobin) of 12 Lempriere Street, St Helier, Jersey

Killed in action, aged 29 years

Commemorated on family memorial in Almorah Cemetery, Trinity Parish Memorial and on memorial in Masonic Temple to Freemasons

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 21 October 1918


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Frederick Max Burger

Family grave and memorial at Almorah Cemetery, Jersey


Frederick Max Burger

Lieutenant Frederick (Fred) Max Burger
Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Canadian attestation papers



NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 16 June 1916

Jersey Soldier in Hospital. Sergeant F Burger of 1st Canadian Expeditionary Force is reported wounded and is now in hospital at Cambridge. This loyal Jersey-Canadian had been through a number of engagements from Neuve Chapelle onwards, and in the last battle was gassed. We trust he will soon be about again.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 21 October 1918

Roll of Honour. A promising career has been brought to an early close in the death which took place during the fighting in France on 14 October of Lieutenant Fred Burger of the Canadians. The deceased gallant officer was the younger son of the late Mr Burger of the Bouley Bay Hotel and Mrs Burger of 12 Lempriere Street. He was in Canada at the outbreak of hostilities and joined up on 14 August, he arrived in France early in 1915 and was gassed when the Germans first introduced this form of warfare, being later recommended for a commission and gazetted in the 1st Canadians. The late officer was in his 29th year and was an extremely popular and efficient soldier. We tender the bereaved family our heartfelt condolences.

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