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Thomas Vincent BURNETT

Regimental number504
Place of birthWarialda, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationLetter sorter
Address42 Newton Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22.9
Height5' 5.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Agnes Burnett, 42 Newton Street, Newtown, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the 34th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date11 March 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name20th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll20th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 5-6 May 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'(Pozieres) Coolness & devotion to duty in rescuing wounded under very heavy fire.'
Recommendation date: 10 August 1916

FateDied of wounds 6 August 1916
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 55), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Rookwood Necropolis (Sec. R.C. 10, 23), Sydney. Parents: Joseph and Agnes BURNETT, 'Avoca', Vera Avenue, Undercliff, Sydney. Native of Warialda, New South Wales. Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts

Military Medal

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURNETT Thomas Vincent

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