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Charles Wesley BURKETT

Regimental number1632
Place of birthStrathalbyn, South Australia
SchoolState School, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationClerk
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Mr Richard Burkett, Tenth Avenue, Maylands, Western Australia
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date12 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name51st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/68/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 17 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 16 September 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Age at death21.5
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialEtaples Military Cemetery (Plot X, Row E, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
152
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Catherine BURKETT, 41 Tenth Avenue, Maylands, Western Australia. Native of Strathalbyn, South Australia
Family/military connectionsBrother: 6007 Pte Richard BURKETT, 11th Bn, killed in action, Bullecourt, France, 6 May 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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