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Howard McCullock BURNISTON

Regimental number5548
Place of birthGlenferrie, Victoria
SchoolHawthorn Church of England Boys' College, Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingBradshaw's Business College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBushman
Address17 Elphin Grove, Glenferrie, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Alma Phoebe Burniston, 17 Elphin Grove, Glenferrie, Victoria
Enlistment date8 May 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5548A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1918
Place of death or woundingVillers-Bretonneux, France
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialCrucifix Corner Cemetery (Plot III, row B, Grave No. 6), Villers-Bretonneux, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
98
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Mary BURNISTON; husband of Phoebe Alma BURNISTON, Frederickton, Macleay River, New South Wales. Native of Hawthorn, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother (twin): Leslie Stuart BURNISTON, killed in action, Palestine, 6 November 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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