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Francis BURNS

Regimental number891
Place of birthElsternwick, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDairyman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 9.25"
Weight159 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mary Burns, Bowen Street, Oakleigh, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 December 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 December 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 13 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date23 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Palestine, Syria

Commenced return to Australia from Kantara on board HT 'Essex', 15 June 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 25 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Melbourne, 23 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
Date of death6 May 1927
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURNS Francis

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