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James Barry BURNS

Regimental number5795
Place of birthEssendon, Victoria
SchoolSt Monica's (Catholic) School, Essendon, and St Patrick's (Catholic) College, Melbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressRailway Station, North Essendon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Burns, Railway Station, North Essendon, Victoria
Enlistment date27 January 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll5794
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of nephritis, Sidney Hall Hospital, Weymouth, Dorset, England
FateDied of disease 25 June 1917
Place of death or woundingWeymouth, Dorset, England
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialMelcombe Regis Cemetery (Plot II, Row C, Grave No. 3207), Dorset, england
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Annie BURNS, 12 Carlyle Street, Essendon, Victoria
Family/military connectionsUncle: died of wounds, 7 December 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsRegimental No. On Cemetery Details is shown as 5794

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