|Place of birth||Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland|
|Age at embarkation||32|
|Next of kin||Brother, James Burn, Fane Valley, Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Emerald, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||26th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/43/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||26th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked, Brisbane, 22 October 1916; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 10 January 1917; marched into 7th Training Bn, 10 January 1917; proceeded overseas to France via Folkestone, 13 March 1917; marched into 2nd General Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, France, 14 March 1917; proceeded to join unit, 17 March 1917; taken on strength of 26th Bn, 29 March 1917; proceeded on leave to England from Belgium, 29 January 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 18 February 1918.
Found guilty, Belgium, 21 February 1918, of (1) being absent without leave from 7:30 am, 13 February 1918, until 4:45 pm, 14 February 1918: awarded 14 day's Field Punishment No 2; forfeited 16 day's pay.
Field General Court Martial, held in the field, France, 8 June 1918, charged with: (1) drunkenness on, 30 May 1918; (2) offering violence to his superior officer: sentenced to 6 months' hard labour.
Admitted to 8th Australian Field Ambulance (shrapnel wound, legs), 10 August 1918; to 2nd Casualty Clearing Station, 10 August 1918; to 2nd Canadian Stationary Hospital, 11 August 1918; to England, 17 August 1918; admitted to War Hospital, Epson, England, 17 August 1918; to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 26 September 1918; discharged to Weymouth Command Depot, 25 October 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 20 November 1918; disembarked, Melbourne for Brisbane, 5 January 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Brisbane, 7 February 1919.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BURN William|