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Bertram Kenelm BURNIE

ReligionChurch of England
AddressCamperdown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinReginald M Burnie, Narrandera, Via Allansford, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A25 Anglo Egyptian on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 27 July 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919

Military Cross

'During our attack he captured a group of enemy machine guns which were holding up our advance. Later, by skilful manoeuvring, he worked round the flank of the enemy, who were resisting with determination, and, though his party had suffered heavy casualties, he forced the enemy to retire, and the advance continued. He set a fine example of personal courage, and displayed admirable qualities of leadership.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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