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Maurice BURBIDGE

Regimental number56
Place of birthSingapore Straits Settlements
SchoolRaffles Institute, Singapore
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressSt Luke's House, King's Road, London, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Eva Burbidge, St Luke's House, King's Road, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Rollamts ASC
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 21 July 1915. Taken on strength, 32nd Bn, 16 August 1915.
FateDied of disease 25 February 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Surname spelt BURBIDGE
Place of death or woundingEngland
Age at death32
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No. 4), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
181
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Eva BURBIDGE, "St. Luke's", Arthur Street, Chelsea, London, England
Family/military connectionsBrother: 411 Herbert John Charles BURBRIDGE, 32nd Bn, killed in action, France, 20 July 1916.

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