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William BURNS

Regimental number2781
True NameBUCK, Cecil Horace
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Gill, Bellerive, Tasmania
Enlistment date9 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name47th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/64/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 27 October 1916
Regimental number from Nominal Roll2781A
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll47th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 April 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 August 1956
Age at death69
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales

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