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Vincent Alexander BURNS

Regimental number351
Date of birth--/01/1892
Place of birthPutney New South Wales
SchoolStanmore Superior Public School, Sydney, New South Wales
Other trainingTechnical College, Sydney, NSW (architectural drawing, building construction)
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationQuantity surveyor
AddressMowbray Road and Wallace Street, Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Edith F Burns, Mowbray Road and Wallace Street, Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed 3 years in the 29th Infantry Regiment (Sydney Rifles), Citizen Military Forces, becoming a Sergeant.
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentCSM
Unit name36th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/53/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on 13 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll36th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF36
Promotion date: 12 August 1916

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted in 1915, anfter passing through Officers' School sailed with the 36th Bn as Warrant Officer. Received his commission at Salisbury Military Camp, Wiltshire, England, on 12 August 1916. Served as Inelligence Officer with his Battalion in France.
FateDied of wounds 11 June 1917
Place of death or woundingMessines, Belgium
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row O, Grave No. 22), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edith and the late Vincent BURNS, "Stonehenge", Pearson Avenue, Gordon, New South Wales. Native of Putney, Parramatta River
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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