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Stewart Salmond BURGESS

Regimental number826
Place of birthGrafton, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStudent
AddressThe Manse, 14 Warren Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height5' 7.25"
Weight132 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Burgess, 14 Warren Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport Berrima on 25 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularAfter a few years in commercial life he decided to follow his father into the ministry, and had matriculated for entrance into the University of Sydney when he enlisted for the AIF.
FateKilled in Action 6 April 1918
Place of death or woundingHangard Wood, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialVillers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery (Plot VII, Row F, Grave No. 8), Fouilloy, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
90
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Rev. John and Jeannie BURGESS, 'The Manse', 14 Warren Road, Marrickville, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 1312 Pte Douglas Theodore BURGESS, 3rd Bn, returned to Australia, 29 July 1916; [2586] 2nd Lt James Henry BURGESS, 4th Bn, returned to Australia, 16 March 1918; 2250 Corporal Leslie Gordon BURGESS MSM, 1st Infantry Brigade Headquarters, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919; 19049 Gunner William Milne BURGESS, 3rd Division Artillery Headquarters, returned to Australia, 4 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 1 October 1915 (febicular), and transferred to Hospital Ship, Gallipoli; transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 5 October 1915; discharged to duty, 12 October 1915; rejoined 20th Bn at Gallipoli, 25 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Appointed Corporal, 30 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Promoted Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 12 March 1916; Company Sergeant Major, 14 May 1917.

Selected to attend No 5 Officers Cadet Bn, Cambridge, commencing 10 August 1917.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 1 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 December 1917; taken on strength, 20th Bn, Belgium, 26 December 1917.

Detached to 2nd Division Signal School, 7 February 1918.

On special leave to England, 8 March 1918; rejoined 20th Bn, in the field, 24 March 1918.

Killed in action, France, 6 April 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURGESS Stewart Salmond

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