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Edward Samuel McBURNIE

Regimental number155
Other NamesMcBURNEY, Edward Daniel
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPlumber
Address101 Cecil Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, W.J. McBurnie, 90 Cecil Street, South Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and able leadership. This officer, in command of the left company during a night attack, led his men through hostile shell and machine gun fire to the final objective, where he quickly re-organized and consolidated. The two companies in this attack were so well led that they advanced 2,000 yards and captured 182 prisoners at the cost of only five men wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

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