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Austral Hunter BURNS

Regimental number501
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolFort Street High School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSelector
AddressBonny Doon, Rawdon Vale, Gloucester, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinA R Laurie, JP, Rawdon Vale, Gloucester, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 7), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
156
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: 2692 Pte Albert Kingston LAURIE MM, 18th Bn, killed in action, 31 August 1918.

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