|Place of birth||Rosscarbery, Ireland|
|Address||Trafalgar, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs E Burns, Rosscarbury, Cork, Ireland|
|Place of enlistment||Blackboy Hill, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/28/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Fremantle, 22 November 1915; disembarked Egypt, 14 December 1915; joined Bn, Habieta, 2nd March 1916.
Proceeded to join British Expeditionary Force, Alexandria, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.
Missing in action, 16 April 1917; 'Reference 3rd Echelon, France. Prisoner of War, Germany: interned, Ruinburg, 15 August 1917.
Embarked to United Kingdom, 10 December 1918; repatriated, England, 10 December 1918; reported to Headquarters and granted leave, 12 December 1918; declared 'absent without leave', 14 January 1919.
Found guilty, London, 30 January 1919, of being absent without leave from 10:00 am, 12 January to 10:00 am, 22 January 1919: awarded forfeiture of 10 days' pay.
Marched in to London Headquarters, 23 January 1919; marched in to Perham Downs Command Depot.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Khyber', 31 March 1918; disembarked Perth, 23 May 1919; discharged, 15 July 1919.
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalAll medals marked 'returned, 30 September 1924'.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BURNS Owen|