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Richard Leslie BURGESS

Regimental number5993
Place of birthGeeveston, Tasmania
SchoolGeeveston State School, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressGeeveston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Mr E Burgess, Geeveston, Tasmania
Enlistment date4 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 8 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 30 May 1918
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialBorre British Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
65
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Rose BURGESS, Geeveston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsUncle: Lieutenant Norman DICKSON, killed in action, Gallipoil, 1915.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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