|Place of birth||Port Melbourne, Victoria|
|School||State School, Port Melbourne, Victoria|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Hoffman Hill, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs F Burney, Hoffman Hill near Yarloop, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||Fromelles, France|
|Age at death||23.5|
|Age at death from cemetery records||23|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row D, Grave No 2), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: William and Frances BURNEY, Morwell, Victoria|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Disembarked Suez, ex-'Geelong', 18 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Posted missing, 20 July 1916.
'Prisoner of War German list dated 4/11/16 recvd by Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau, Australian Branch, British Red Cross Society', 24 November 1916, show that 'identification marks found on the Prisoner of War are inspected by the General War Bureau and shown in the lists as under:- DEAD'
'Identification disc received from Germany', 13 March 1917, 'no particulars afforded except that soldier is deceased. To be reported KILLED IN ACTION, 20/7/16' on the authority of Assistant Adjutant General, ANZAC Section, War Office.
Translation of German message, 2 October 1919, 'Iden: Disc handed over by Intell: Off: with 6th Army H.Q. through Central Office for Deceased Estates 12/10/16[,] Austral: Pte. A.E.N. Burney, 1226, 2nd Btn. fell in the neighbourhood of Fromelles on 19/7/16'.
Australian Red Cross, Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau, 18 October 1920, 'Burney A.E.N. 1226 D.32 A.T. Fell 19.7.16 near Fromelles[.] Final German Death List P'.
Red Cross File No 640806: 'The above name appears on German death list dated 4-11-16.'
'Identity disc recd. From Germany and despatched to N of K. 20.6.17.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BURNEY Edward Nason
Red Cross file 640806