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Douglas Milles BURGESS

Regimental number2810
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
ReligionCongregational
OccupationLabourer
AddressThe Grove, Huon, Tasmania
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Amy Eliza Burgess, The Grove, Huon, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 August 1915
Place of enlistmentClaremont, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 10 June 1916
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Milles spelt Miller
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine

Admitted to No 4 Auxiliary Hospital, Abbassia, 18 January 1916 (mumps); discharged to duty, 8 February 1916.

Allotted to and proceeded to join 12th Bn, Zeitoun, 1 March 1916; taken on strength, 1 March 1916.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 8 March 1916 (pthisis); transferred to 2nd Field Ambulance, 8 March 1916; to No 1 Australian Stationary Hospital, Ismailia, 9 March 1916 (bronchitis); to No 3 Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 21 March 1916; to No 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 1 April 1916; discharged for return to Australia, 9 June 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez, 10 June 1916; disembarked, 13 August 1916; discharged, 24 August 1916 (medically unfit, neurasthenia after diphtheria).

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

Medal stamps marked 'Returned 29 March 1924'.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURGESS Douglas Milles

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