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Robert BURGESS

Regimental number3680
Place of birthMarket Harborough, Leicestershire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCabinetmaker
Addressc/o Wm Stephens, Foster Street, Norwood, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 11"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, G Burgess, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date17 March 1915
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameInfantry Brigade 7, Field Ambulance 7, Section B
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Casualty Clearing Station
FateReturned to Australia 25 October 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date11 October 1920
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Orontes', 25 October 1919; discharged (medically unfit: tuberculosis of the lung), Adelaide, 11 October 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 April 1928
Place of burialSt Jude's Church of England Cemetery, Brighton, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURGESS Robert

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