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George Henry BURGESS

Regimental number3023
Place of birthBristol, England
ReligionMethodist
OccupationShop assistant
AddressNortham, Charlecot Street, Dulwich Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 7"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, R Burgess, Jasmine Cottage, Huddlevale Road, St George, Bristol, England
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the 3rd Volunteer Detachment, Bristol; discharged on leaving the district.
Enlistment date5 August 1915
Place of enlistmentWarwick Farm, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll56th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 2nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 21 January 1916. Transferred to 54th Bn, 14 February 1916. Admitted to 9th Field Ambulance, Ferry Post, 2 May 1916 (scarlet fever); rejoined unit, 8 May 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916 (gun shot wound, chest); admitted to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916; transferred by Ambulance Train No 7 to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, 22 July 1916; to England, 22 July 1916, and admitted to 4th London General Hospital, Denmark Hill, 23 July 1916; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 2 December 1916 (wound, left shoulder, slight); to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 5 December 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 15 March 1917; rejoined unit, 12 April 1917.

Wounded in action, 15 May 1917 (shell shock); admitted to 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital, 17 May 1917; discharged to duty, 20 June 1917; rejoined unit, 28 June 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 22 July 1917. On leave to United Kingdom, 16 February 1918; rejoined unit, 7 March 1918. Transferred to 56th Bn, 11 October 1918. Marched out to England for return to Australia, 14 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board 'Wyreema', 13 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 31 May 1919; discharged, 23 January 1920.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Date of death26 March 1936

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