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Arthur Percival BURNS

Regimental number233
Place of birthSeven Hills, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressWigram Street, Granville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7.75"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs R Burns, Wigram Street, Granville, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Compulsory Military Training scheme; 18 months in the 7th Light Horse, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date3 January 1916
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 1, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/6/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 July 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date7 November 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Indarra', 12 July 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 7 November 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death30 March 1951
Age at death56
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURNS Arthur Percival

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