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Harold Charles BURGESS

Regimental number3518
Place of birthSheffield, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Tasmania
AddressPreston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, C Burgess, Preston, Tasmania
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 June 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll21 June 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name40th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/57/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll40th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 23 May 1918
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Please check fate as it had been overtyped and it was either RTA or KIA my guess was KIA
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialMericourt L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 4), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Charles and May BURGESS, Preston, Tasmania
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2217 Pte Lawrence BURGESS, 12th Bn, returned to Australia, 2 January 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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