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William Livingstone Hatchwell BURGESS

Date of birth18 February 1880
ReligionProtestant
OccupationSoldier
AddressHead Quarters Cmf, Anglesea Barracks, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Next of kinRev G Burgess, Fras, Whitaki, Auckland, New Zealand
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Battery 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollBrigadier-General
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Division Artillery
Promotions

COL (Temporary BGEN)


Unit: 4th Division Artillery
Promotion date: 25 August 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Refers Lone Pine
Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354, 5 November 1915; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 12, 27 January 1916. Five other MIDs were awarded to Burgess, and promulgated as follows: (1) 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29455, 28 Janaury 1916; 'Commonwealth Gazette No. 44, 6 April 1916; (2) 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890, 2 January 1917; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103, 29 June 1917 (3)'London Gazette' No. 30704, 25 May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165, 24 Ocober 1918; (4) 'London Gazette' No. 31089, 31 December 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1918; (5) 'London Gazette' No. 31448, 11 July 1919; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124, 30 October 1919.

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 10 September 1916

Mention in Despatches


Recommendation date: 6 October 1916

Officer of the Legion of Honour


'Consistent ability, gallantry and devotion to duty.'
Recommendation date: 20 January 1917

Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George


Recommendation date: 9 March 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Companion of the Order of the Bath


Recommendation date: 30 January 1919

DSO


Recommendation date: 28 April, 5 May, 21 May 1915

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No.44
Date: 6 April 1916

Legion D'Honneur : Croix D'Officer (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

The American Distinguished Service Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
Date: 17 October 1919

CB


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

CMG


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other details

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

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