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William BURGE

Regimental number397
Place of birthMickleham, Surrey, England
SchoolFernhurst (National School?), Hazlemere, Surrey, England
Age on arrival in Australia20
ReligionChurch of England
AddressThe Nest, Queen's Park, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, James Burge, The Nest, Queen's Park, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date6 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as William James BURGE. Was a footman to Lord Dufferin; batman to Major Welch, killed in action, France.
FateKilled in Action 19 September 1915
Date of death19 September 1915
Age at death21.2
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialEmbarkation Pier Cemetery (Special Memorial A. 41), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Sarah BURGE, Reeve Street, Osborne, Western Australia. Native of Mickleham, Surrey, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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