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LTC Daniel Burges
Birth: Jul. 1, 1873
Greater London, England
Death: Oct. 24, 1946
Bristol, England

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in London, England, he served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 7th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment, South Wales Borderers, British Army. On September 18, 1918, at the Battle of Doiran Jumeaux, Balkans, Lieutenant Colonel Burges brought his battalion to the assembly point, at the enemy front line trenches with only a few casualties. Later while some distance from the objective his battalion came under heavy enemy machine gun fire. Although wounded, he continued to lead his men until he was hit again twice and fell unconscious. Taken prisoner by the Bulgarians, he was abandoned in a dug-out with one of his legs shattered until he was recovered by the relief force. For gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was invested with the Victoria Cross by King George V at Buckingham Palace, on December 21, 1918. Following the end of the war, he held an appointment at the War Office as Inspector of Quartermaster General's services and later became Commandant of the Military Detention Barracks at Cologne. He retired from actice service in 1923 and was made Resident Governor-Major of the Tower of London. He died at age 73 in Bristol, England. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Arnos Vale Cemetery *
Arnos Vale
Bristol Unitary Authority
Bristol, England
Plot: Ashes scattered, name is listed on the Wall of Remembrance.
*Cremation location
 
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