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Regimental number1324
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinJohn Burgoyne, 336 North Charles Street, Baltimore, USA
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/22/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1211
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Field Bakery
FateReturned to Australia 7 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Found guilty by Field General Court Martial, Gallipoli, 7 June 1915, of two charges of when on active service at Cape Helles refusing to obey an order given by his superior Officer: awarded 28 days' Field Punishment No 2 (without pay: total forfeiture 57 days' pay). Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 26 July 1915 (septic foot); discharged to unit, 29 July 1915. Found guilty, 27 October 1915, of (i) not complying with an order of his superior officer being in the execution of his office (ii) using obscene language to an N.C.O.: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No. 2. Found guilty, 11 December 1915, of when on active service resisting an escort whose duty it was to arrest him; remanded for trial by Field General Court Martial, 13 December 1915, and subsequently awarded 2 months' imprisonment with hard labour, 19 January 1916. Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Transferred to 57th Bn, 17 February 1916; to 60th Bn, 15 March 1916; to 5th Australian Division Field Bakery, 21 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 29 June 1916.

Found guilty, 20 July 1916, Rouen, of being absent without leave from morning parade, 19 July 1916: awarded 7 days' confined to barracks. Found guilty, 26 July 1916, Rouen, of when on active service neglecting to obey a command given by his superior officer in that he neglected to carry away a board of bread from bakehouse to store: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2. To detention, 26 July 1916; rejoined unit, 1 August 1916. Found guilty, 18 August 1916, of when on active service being absent off pass from 9 pm till found in camp by M.P. at 10.20 same date, 16 August 1916: awarded 14 days' Field Punishment No. 2. Rejoined unit from detention, 31 August 1916. Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 13 November 1916 (sore throat); rejoined unit, 4 December 1916. On leave to United Kingdom, 15 April 1917; leave extended to 26 April; rejoined unit, 29 April 1917. On leave to United Kingdom, 2 February 1918; rejoined unit, 21 February 1918.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 29 June 1918 (influenza); transferred to England, 2 July 1918, and admitted to Graylingwell War Hospital, Chichester, 4 July 1918 (influenza: slight); to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 22 July 1918; to No 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott, 26 July 1918; to Overseas Training Brigade, 11 September 1918; to Australian Army Service Corps Training Depot, Parkhouse, 1 October 1918; proceeded overseas to France, 18 November 1918; rejoined unit, 27 November 1918.

Found guilty, 2 December 1918, of while on active service (i) being in town without a pass (ii) drunkenness: awarded forfeiture of 2 days' pay on charge i; forfeiture of 14 days' pay on charge ii; total forfeiture of 18 days' pay.

Moved out to England for return to Australia, 22 December 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Lancashire'
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURGOYNE James

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