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Alexander Dalgleish BURDEN

Regimental number3700
Place of birthStirling, Scotland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Height5' 8"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinSister, Jean Burden, The Ridge, Stirling, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll45th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date23 August 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 45th Bn, 6 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 August 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 8 August 1916.

Admitted to 4th Australian Field Ambulance, 28 September 1916 (pharyngitis); discharged to duty, 7 October 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 10 October 1916.

On leave to United Kingdom, 9 December 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 6 January 1918.

Admitted to 59th Casualty Clearing Station, 11 September 1918; transferred to 41st Stationary Hospital, 15 September 1918; to 1st Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 18 September 1918 (venereal); to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 19 September 1918 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to Base Depot, Havre, 12 October 1918 (non-venereal: papilloma); rejoined unit, in the field, 25 October 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 31 October 1918; ejoined unit from leave, 19 November 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 13 March 1919; marched in to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 14 March 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'China', 1 May 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 4 June 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 23 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Alexander Douglas BURDEN.
Date of death28 February 1967
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURDEN Alexander Dalgleish

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