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Joseph Henry BURNS

Regimental number1076
Place of birthWest Maitland New South Wales
SchoolKegworth, Leichhardt East and Erskinville Public Schools, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address30 Mackey Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Violet C Burns, 30 Mackey Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, C Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded by shrapnel in the head at Gallipoli. "My son wrote from Gallipoli telling us of his brother's illness. His words were: 'I will not ask you not to grieve, but think what you would feel when the boys came back covered in glory, and us shirkers. I promise we will play the game & if we never come back regret letting us come. It is a man's death for King & Empire.'" (details from mother)
FateKilled in Action 14 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialWarlencourt British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row C, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
88
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Violet and the late James BURNS, "Kerri", Moore Street, Hurstville, New South Wales

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