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Albert Oliver BURGESS

Regimental number1453
Date of birth23 December 1887
Place of birthCarlton, Victoria
SchoolCope Cope State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressNewry Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Burgess, Newry Street, North Carlton, Victoria
Enlistment date3 August 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll20 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name29th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/46/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Melbourne, 10 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 7 December 1915. Taken on strength, 29 Bn, Tel-el-Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 2 March 1917 (gun shot wound, head); transferred to England, 6 March 1917; admitted to 2nd Birmingham War Hospital, 7 March 1917. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 2 April 1917. Granted furlough, 25 May-9 June 1917, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth. Proceeded overseas to France, 12 July 1917; rejoined unit, 1 August 1917.

Treated at 8th Field Ambulance for sprained ankle, 14 September 1917; deemed to be accidental injury. Rejoined unit, 5 November 1917. Proceeded on leave to England, 3 October 1918; transferred to 32nd Bn while on leave, 12 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Wyreema', 13 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 31 May 1919; discharged, 25 July 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death17 July 1969
Age at death81
Place of burialBoort Cemetery, Victoria

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