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Leonard Herbert James BURDON

Regimental number1214
Place of birthReynella, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
AddressClifton House, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Height5' 6"
Weight117 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Florence Burdon, Clifton House, Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll19 April 1916
Place of enlistmentKeswick, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Light Horse Regiment, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/8/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT Morea on 26 August 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1884
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateDied of disease 25 February 1919
Place of burialTerlincthun British Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row E, Grave No 45), Wimille, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Herbert William James and Florence Emily BURDON

Military Medal

'For devotion to duty as a Stretcher Bearer during an enemy attack on our lines on April 3rd, 1918, near Albert. During a heavy bombardment prior to the attack Private Burdon did exceptionally good work. His Company had sustained many casualties and he repeastedly carried the wounded to places of safety, climbing up and down a steep muddy embankment during Artillery and Machine Gun fire until completely exhausted.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Family/military connectionsBrother: 680 Pte Francis Roy BURDON, 23rd Bn, died of disease, 20 November 1915.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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