|Place of birth||Beenleigh, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||School of Arts, Bundaberg, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr S Burgess, Yatala, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil (Previously rejected on account of heart failure)|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||12th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/29/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Hawkes Bay on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||12th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: proceeded overseas to France from England, 21 Augusat 1916; taken on strength, 12th Bn, 8 September 1916.
Attached a fettler to Anzac Corps Light Railways, 6 January 1917.
Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 3 February 1917 (injured rib), and transferred same day to 5th Divisional Rest Station; discharged to duty, 18 February 1917.
Admitted to Field Ambulance, 15 March 1917 (septic left foot); transferred to Divisional Rest Station, 16 March 1917; discharged to duty, 27 March 1917.
Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, 6 April 1917 (cracked hands), transferred same day to 56th Casualty Clearing Station; to Divisional Rest Station; to 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 9 April 1917; discharged to Base Details, 10 April 1917; taken on strength, Australian General Base Depot, 16 April 1917; struck off strength, 26 April 1917.
Ceased to be attached to Railways, and rejoined 12th Bn, 11 June 1917.
Proceeded on leave, Belgium, 21 October 1917; rejoined unit, France, 11 November 1917.
Admitted to 6th Australian Field Ambulance, 31 December 1917 (pyrexia unknown origin); transferred to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 5 January 1918; to 55th General Hospital, Boulogne, 9 January 1918; to England (trench fever), 10 January 1918, and admitted to Southwark War Hospital (condition severe), 10 January 1918; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 30 January 1918; discharged on furlough, 4 February, to report to No 4 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 18 February. Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 13 March 1918. Proceeded overseas to France, 9 April 1918; rejoined unit, 21 April 1918.
Wounded in action, 9 May 1918 (shrapnel wound, left leg), and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance; transferred same day to 15th Casualty Clearing Station; to 54th General Hospital, Etaples, 9 May 1918); to England, 12 May 1918, and admitted to Horton War Hospital, Epsom; to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 16 August 1918; discharged on furlough, 19 August, to report to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 2 September 1918. Marched out from No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, to No 1 Command Depot, Sutton Veny, 4 October 1918.
Married Elizabeth C. Gunn Mitchell, 25 November 1918, at Rogart, Scotland, Established Church of Scotland.
Found guilty, of being absent without leave, 2359, 1 December, to 1600, 3 December 1918: admonished, and forfeited 2 days' pay.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Karmala', 2 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 15 February 1919, for onward travel to Brisbane; discharged, Brisbane, 11 April 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal