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Horace Henry Burgess (1882–1945)

Third death within a fortnight of members of the Burgess family occurred on Saturday with the sudden death of Mr. Horace Henry Burgess, of Railway Terrace, Maylands.

His 64-year-old brother J. W. Burgess (chairman of the Licensing Bench) collapsed and died at his desk in the Treasury Buildings on the morning of December 3, and his 68-year-old brother Fred died on December 4 in Perth Hospital.

The late Mr. Horace Burgess was 63 years old and a retired engine-driver.

On Saturday he left home to go to the green of the Maylands Bowling Club, of which he was a member. On his way to the club, he felt ill and returned home. He collapsed and died some hours later.

His wife, Mrs. Frances Burgess, predeceased him. He is survived by two sons and five daughters.

His funeral takes place today at Karrakatta.

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'Burgess, Horace Henry (1882–1945)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/burgess-horace-henry-32893/text40969, accessed 26 February 2024.

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Birth

12 May, 1882
Quorn, South Australia, Australia

Death

15 December, 1945 (aged 63)
Maylands, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

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