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Hector BURNS

Regimental number3980
Place of birthPalmers Island, New South Wales
Other NamesBURNS, Hector Horace
SchoolPublic School, Palmers Island, New South Wales
AddressPalmers Island, Clarence River, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5.75"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinFather, J Burns, Palmers Island, Clarence River, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date30 September 1915
Place of enlistmentHolsworthy, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 30 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 14 April 1917
Place of death or woundingHermies, nr Lagnicourt, France
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialParents: 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
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Catherine BURNS, Palmer's Island, Clarence River, New South Wales
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURNS Hector

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