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John William Easton BURNS

Regimental number791
Place of birthLaunceston, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Wyena, Tasmania
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressWyena, Lilydale, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, John Burns, Wyena, Lilydale, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed in 92nd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date31 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Hobart, Tasmania, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 1 July 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll791A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWounded, 6 June 1917.
FateDied of wounds 22 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death21.11
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialSt. Albans Cemetery (Mil. Row A, Grave No. 5), Hertford, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
147
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Mary BURNS, Wyena, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsCousin: 3451 Pte John BAILEY, 12th Bn, died of wounds, 28 August 1918.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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