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Robert Bell BURNS

Regimental number3478
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolHawthorn Public School, South Melbourne College, Victoria
AddressDowell Street, Chatswood, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, J Burns, Dowell Street, Chatswood, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 12 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 25 December 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25.4
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBernafay Wood British Cemetery (Row J, Grave No. 52), Montauban, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John BURNS and Ethel Alexandra REID, Fryon Street, Chatswood, North Sydney. Native of Hawthorn, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2562 Sergeant John BURNS, 4th Bn, killed in action, Pozieres, France, 22-27 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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