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Stanley George BURDUS

Regimental number1139
Date of birth--/03/1891
Place of birthParramatta New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLoco cleaner
AddressMarsden Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Ann Burdus, Marsden Street, Parramatta, New South Wales
Enlistment date24 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name20th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 26 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: INF20
Promotion date: 13 December 1916

Lieutenant


Unit: INF20
Promotion date: 6 April 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

Victoria Cross


Awarded DSO.
Recommendation date: 11 April 1918

Unspecified


Mention in Despatches awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089, 31 December 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61, 23 May 1919.
Recommendation date: April 1918

FateReturned to Australia 28 August 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When sent forwrd with his company to secure the ground held by another company which had suffered heavy casualties, he showed excellent leadership. He reorganized the details of this company, and established a good line of posts. Seing two machine guns which were causing him heavy casualties, he, single handed, rushed them, and shot the crews with his revolver at point blank range, and captured the guns, thus enabling his men to advance.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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