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Harold George BURGIN

Regimental number2117
Place of birthTeralba, New South Wales
SchoolTeralba Public School, New South Wales
OccupationShop assistant
AddressTeralba, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinWife, Mrs. Lilian Burgin, Sparke Street, George Town, Waratah, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Compulsory Military Training scheme for several weeks before enlisting in the AIF.
Enlistment date22 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 18 February 1916
FateKilled in Action 22 April 1918
Place of death or woundingSailly-le-Sec, Somme Sector, France
Age at death23.10
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSailly-Au-Bois Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 8), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Margaret BURGIN; husband of Lillian BURGIN, Cessnock Road, Branxton, New South Wales. Born at Teralba, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsNephews: 136 Walter BURGIN, 2nd Bn, died of wounds, Egypt, 21 May 1915; Gunner George W JORDAN, died of wounds, 4 November 1916.
Other detailsSon of John and Margaret Burgin
Place of burialSailly-Au-Bois Military Cemetery, France. Plot 1, Row E, Grave No. 8

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