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Charles Frederick (Fred) Burgess (1878–1945)

Mr. Fred [Charles Frederick] Burgess, 68-year-old brother of Chairman J. W. Burgess of the State Licensing Court who collapsed and died at his desk yesterday, died in Perth Hospital early today.

But his death was not unexpected. On Saturday, relatives received an urgent message to go to his bedside but he rallied and was much better on Sunday when his late brother visited him.

Until about five years ago the late Mr Fred Burgess lived in Kojonup. He leaves a widow and eight children. Ninth child was killed in World War I.

Although this second death in the Burgess family occurred less than 24 hours after the first, there will not be a double funeral.

It is understood that relatives would have liked this, but it could not be arranged.

Brothers were of different denominations. Mr J. W. Burgess was an Anglican, his brother a Roman Catholic.

When Mr J. W. Burgess was a member of the Karrakatta Cemetery Board he reserved a block alongside the cemetery office and will be buried there.

Funeral of the late Mr J. W. Burgess will take place at 4 p.m. tomorrow. His brother will be buried at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

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'Burgess, Charles Frederick (Fred) (1878–1945)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 25 June 2024.

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19 March, 1878
Wirrabara, South Australia, Australia


4 December, 1945 (aged 67)
Como, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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