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Thomas Frederick McClean BURSEY

Regimental number34
Date of birth--/10/1895
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
Other NamesBURSEY, Thomas Frederick McLean
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLetter carrier
Address219 Nicholson Street, Footscray, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinJohn Bursey, William Street, Korumburra, Victoria
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF59
Promotion date: 20 February 1916


Unit: INF59
Promotion date: 1 June 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 30 September 1917

FateDischarged 28 July 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Thomas Frederick

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He took command of two other companies who had lost their leaders, and organized and consolidated the battalion line, holding it against a counter attack. He moved about among his men for two days under intense shell fire, setting a splendid example of coolness and contempt of danger.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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