Members of the Association will wish to be aware of the forthcoming unveiling of a ‘VC paving stone’ marking the award of the Victoria Cross to Lt Col Daniel Burges.
This was as a result of his actions on 18th September 1918 in Salonika. One hundred years later the unveiling takes place at the ruined St Peter’s Church, Castle Park, Bristol, BS1 3XB at 1100 am on Tuesday 18th September 2018. St Peter’s Church stands as a memorial to those from Bristol who lost their lives in the bombing of the city during the Second World War.
Daniel Burges was a Bristolian who joined The Gloucestershire Regiment in 1893. He served in the South African War. In the Great War Major Burges served with 2nd Gloucesters as a Company Commander. His VC was won while commanding the second of two battalions, 7th South Wales Borderers, in Salonika.
Association members are encouraged to attend the unveiling, support the Burges family that are expected to be present as well as showing regimental support to the City and County of Bristol. Of note the medals of Colonel Burges were donated by the family, together with his gold watch, and can be seen at the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum. Both the Lord-Lieutenant and Lord Mayor will attend. Those attending are asked to arrive at about 10.45 am.