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Alfred Alexander BURNS

Regimental number4981
SchoolMillers Point Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCoal lumper
AddressPortview Road, Grenwich, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinWife, Mrs F M Burns, Portview Road, Grenwich, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name20th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/37/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A31 Ajana on 5 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialToronto Avenue Cemetery (Row B, grave No. 5), Warneton, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
126
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Rebecca BURNS; husband of Florence M. BURNS, Port View Road, Greenwich, New South Wales. Native of Sydney
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law: awarded the Military Medal.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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