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George BURNS

Regimental number34
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
SchoolConvent (Catholic) School, Campbelltown, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationPostal assistant
Address35 Bucknell Street, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFriend, Mrs Ellen Scott, Perry Street, Campsie, New South Wales
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Field Post Office Details (November 1915)
AWM Embarkation Roll number17/4/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Medina on 2 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Postal Corps
FateDied of wounds 17 October 1917
Place of death or woundingFovant, Wiltshire, England
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialFovant (St. George) Churchyard (Plot II, row B, Grave No. 8), Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
184
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of the late Mrs Mary BURNS. Born in Victoria

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