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William George BURNS

Regimental number1110
Date of birth6 June 1895
Place of birthAdelaide, South Australia
SchoolFlinders Street Adelaide and Glenelg Public Schools, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway cleaner
AddressAllison Street, St Leonards, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, George Ernest Burns, Allison Street, St Leonards, South Australia
Previous military service78th Infantry
Enlistment date6 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Trp. Section
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in South Australian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date24 March 1919
Other detailsWar serviceL Egypt, Gallipoli, France, Belgium. Contracted influenza and pleurisy; invalided to Montevideo Hospital, England. Arrived back in Australia, 5 January 1919.
Date of death18 August 1967

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