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Harry BURGESS

Regimental number155
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationGroom
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation34
Height5' 4"
Weight158 lbs
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll23 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name3rd Field Ambulance, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/46/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board Transport A7 Medic on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Ambulance
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Unspecified


Consistently good services and devotion to duty over long period as Transport Sergeant.
Recommendation date: 2 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 8 November 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis
Discharge date29 September 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Gaika', 8 November 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 29 December 1918, for onward travel to Adelaide; discharged (medically unfit: albuminuria), 29 September 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to War Service.
Date of death23 August 1944
Age at death62
Place of burialAIF Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURGESS Harry

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