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Edward Allan BURGESS

Regimental number9832
Place of birthOamaru, New Zealand
SchoolSydney and Parkes Public Schools, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia3
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBricklayer
AddressHazlebrook, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Burgess, Hazlebrook, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll13 March 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name9th Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/28/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Field Company Engineers
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPassed for teaching in his 15th year (Forbes, NSW).
FateKilled in Action 3 June 1917
Place of death or woundingPloegsteert Wood, Messines, Belgium
Age at death38
Age at death from cemetery records38
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row D, Grave No. 2), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
23
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Margaret BURGESS, Hazelbrook, New South Wales. Native of Oamaru, New Zealand

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