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William Henry BURNS

Regimental number719
Place of birthMoree New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinSister, Mrs Rose Bradby, Mulgowan via Dalveen, Queensland
Enlistment date21 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name15th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 21 September 1914. Taken on strength, 15th Bn, 28 September 1914. Appointed Lance Corporal, 21 September 1914. Mortally wounded, 2 May 1915.
FateDied of wounds 2 May 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Age at death22
Place of burialQuinn's Post Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 8), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
75
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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