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William Henry BURNETT

Regimental number2912
Place of birthSingleton, New South Wales
SchoolMaitland High School, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationRailway employee
AddressHampstead Road, Petersham, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height6' 1.25"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Emily Ada Burnett, 4 Hampstead Road, Petersham, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of chest measurement)
Enlistment date22 November 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name35th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/52/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 25 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
FateKilled in Action 16 October 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialYpres Town Cemetery Extension (Plot III, Row F, Grave No. 7), Menin Gate, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Richard and Emily BURNETT. Native of Singleton, New South Wales. Commemorated in St Thomas Cemetery, Enfield, New South Wales. Photo: Robert and Sandra Crofts
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURNETT William Henry

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