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Athol Frederick BURRETT

Regimental number568
Date of birth21 June 1894
Place of birthGrenfell, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressCommercial Banking Co, Ltd, Sydney Head Office, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 11.75"
Weight181 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Augusta Burrett, Euroka, Corowa, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in 41st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces (Lithgow); still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name3rd Battalion C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: 3rd Battalion
Promotion date: 12 June 1915


Unit: 3rd Battalion
Promotion date: 14 November 1915


Unit: 55th Battalion
Promotion date: 12 March 1916


Unit: 53rd Battalion
Promotion date: 2 December 1916

Unit: 3rd Battalion

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Service Order

Recommendation date: 8 March 1918

Mention in Despatches

'Served as Adjutant, Company Commander and Battalion Commander.'
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30704, 25 May 1918; 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165, 24 October 1918.

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Discharge date3 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Taranto, Italy, 8 October 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 2 December 1918; appointment terminated (discharged), 3 February 1919.

Medals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death29 January 1965
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURRETT Athol Frederick

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