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Thomas Hugh BURRETT

Regimental number20740
Place of birthFootscray, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngineer
AddressBabinda, via Cairns, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, T Burett, 72 Creswick Street, Footscray, Victoria
Enlistment date8 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade 1 - 8 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 31 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'From 30th August to 1st September, 1918, at CLERY, Gunner BURRETT did invaluable work under heavy shell fire in maintaining communications between the battery and O.P. His work has called for exceptional qualities, and at no time did he fail to maintain communication, and so keep the battery advised of the situation and enable fire to be directed on to the enemy.'

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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