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Victor Stanley BURNS

Regimental number3110
Place of birthHobart, Tasmania
SchoolState School, Dandenong, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
AddressDandenong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Madge Burns, Thomas Street, Dandenong, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets and in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date26 August 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll7 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name59th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/76/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll59th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular"He wrote on 11.7.18: 'I have just come through a very nasty little stunt where nearly all my cobbershave been rendered hors de combat & many ? la mort, but I managed to fly though without a scratch swinging on the tail end of a machine gun.'" (details from mother)
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Place of death or woundingMericourt-sur-Somme, France
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialHeath Cemetery (Plot IX, Row C, Grave No. 3), Harbonnieres, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
167
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Albert and Margaret BURNS, 275 Maribyrnong Road, Ascot Vale, Victoria. Born at Hobart, Tasmania

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