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William BURKE

Regimental number485
Place of birthBrisbane, Queensland
True NameSCOTT, Robert
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGroom
AddressNudgee Road, Ascot, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28.5
Height5' 7.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinSister, Alice Scott, Nudgee Road, Ascot, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed for 22 months in the Imperial Light Horse; 6 months in Royston's Horse, South Africa.
Enlistment date5 October 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 15 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 13 December 1915
Discharge date26 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Wandilla', 13 December 1915; discharged (medically unfit: post-enteric debility), Brisbane, 26 April 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURKE William

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