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William McBURNIE

Regimental number1156
Date of birth6 January 1875
Place of birthNewfield, Ayrshire, Scotland
SchoolDalrymple School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia37
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStoreman
AddressIthaca Parade, Jubilee Estate, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation40
Next of kinWife, Mrs Annie McBurnie, Ithaca Parade, Jubilee Estate, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed as a South African Constabulary Sergeant in the South African War.
Enlistment date26 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 4 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Artillery Brigade
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in Australia, 27 January 1912, on board SS 'Cornwall'.
FateDied of wounds 22 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row L, Grave No. 35), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
17
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Elizabeth McBURNIE; husband of Mrs A. McBURNIE, Jubilee Estate, Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Ayrshire, Scotland~
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

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

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