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Alfred BURNIP

Regimental number4298
Place of birthHay, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressSandford PO, Sandford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation35
Height5' 9.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinSister, Mrs D McCallum, Sandford PO, Sandford, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of teeth)
Enlistment date28 October 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name24th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/41/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death from cemetery records36
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No 1), Picardie, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
101
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Canal Zone, 27 April 1916 (venereal disease: gonorrhoea); transferred to No 4 Hospital Train, 28 April 1916, and admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital, Abbassia, 28 April 1916; discharged to Details, 8 June 1916; total period of treatment for venereal disease [syphilis]: 43 days).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, France, 2 August 1916.

Taken on strength, 24th Bn, in the field, Belgium, 2 October 1916.

Admitted to 54th Australian Field Ambulance, 13 December 1916 (oedema), and transferred same day to Anzac Corps Rest Station; discharged to duty, 28 December 1916, and rejoined Bn same day.

Wounded in action, 3 May 1917 (gun shot wound, thigh), and admitted to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station.

Died of wounds, 24 May 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname entered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as BURNETT.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURNIP Alfred

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