|Place of birth||Palmers Island, New South Wales|
|Other Names||BURNS, Hector Horace|
|School||Public School, Palmers Island, New South Wales|
|Address||Palmers Island, Clarence River, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||26|
|Next of kin||Father, J Burns, Palmers Island, Clarence River, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Holsworthy, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/19/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||2nd Battalion|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Hermies, nr Lagnicourt, France|
|Age at death||27|
|Age at death from cemetery records||27|
|Place of burial||Parents: St. Sever Cemetery Extension (Block O, Plot VIII, Row F, Grave No. 12), Rouen, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Catherine BURNS, Palmer's Island, Clarence River, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Joined 2nd Bn, Serapeum, 17 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.
Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 18 September 1916 (influenza), and transferred to 1st Field Ambulance; to North Midland Casualty Clearing Station, 27 September 1916; discharged to duty, 5 October 1916; rejoined Bn, in the field, 6 October 1916.
Wounded in action, 9 April 1917 (gun shot wound, fractured right thigh), and admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, and transferred to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station; transferred to 12th General Hospital, Rouen, 11 April 1917.
Died of wounds, 14 April 1917.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BURNS Hector|