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Christopher BURGESS

Regimental number20O5
Place of birthGreat Makering, Essex, England
SchoolCounty School, Great Makering (?), Essex, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
OccupationSailor
AddressWaratah, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa Burgess, Holly Cottage Great Watsing Southend on Sea, Essex, England
Enlistment date30 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 17 April 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularCompleted his apprenticeship in the Merchant Marine. Landed at Gallipoli, 25 April 1915; was badly wounded; rejoined his unit in France, August 1916. Died St Omer, France.
FateDied of disease 29 January 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Given name Christopher Charles
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death30
Place of burialLonguenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (Plot IV, Row F, Grave No. 48),
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
65
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Louisa Mary BURGESS, Great Wakering, Essex

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