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George Samuel BURNS

Regimental number4252
Place of birthMenindee New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCollector
AddressBroken Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Mary Elizabeth Burns, Mica Street off Chloride Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date12 October 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 7 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 July 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'During the period 29th September/1st October in the operations carried out by this Battalion in the BELLICOURT SECTOR Private BURNS, Headquarters Runner, displayed great bravery and devotion to duty. During the three days he carried many messages to Coys. at times under very heavy shell and machine gun fire and his work was of the utmost assistance to the Battalion Commander.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 September 1949
Age at death54
Place of burialCheltenham Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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