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Charles Brook BURGESS

Regimental number1047
Place of birthWerribee, Victoria
SchoolNorth Williamstown State School, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSign writer
Address164 Melbourne Road, Williamstown, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 5.5"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, Brook Burgess, 164 Melbourne Road, Williamstown, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Naval Reserve and in the AN&MEF, New Guinea.
Enlistment date1 July 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name30th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 9 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll30th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 April 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBoves East Communal Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 9), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Brooke and Elizabeth BURGESS. Native of Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousins: 11920 Gunner Joseph Bird BURGESS, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 4 October 1917; 1887 Ebenezer BURGESS, 21st Bn, killed in action, Pozieres, France, 1916; 1674 Gunner Eric BURGESS, 53rd Battery, killed in action, Passchendaele, Belgium, 4 October 1917; 5424 Pte Wilson TURTON, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 15 June 1918.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURGESS Charles Brook

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