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Samuel Roy BURSTON

Date of birth21 March 1888
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolMelbourne Grammar, University of Melbourne (1910)
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressCavendish Chambers, Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinc/o Fisher and Powers, Cavendish Chambers, Grenfell Street, Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military service19th Company, AAMC. Service as a bugler in the Victorian and Australian Military Forces, 1900-05
Enlistment date26 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit name4th Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 23 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant-Colonel
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order

Conspicuous bravery at Ploegsteert Wood from 5-12 June 1917.
Recommendation date: 16 June 1917


Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 30
Date: 25 March 1920

Discharge date7 March 1920
Other detailsService on Gallipoli with 7th Field Ambulance, September-November 1915; evacuated with enteric fever. Service in France with the 11th Field Ambulance, 1916-1917. Senior medical officer, Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, June 1917-April 1918. Commanded 1st Australian Convalescent Hospital and 3rd Australian General Hospital, 1918-1919. Appointed Assistant Director Medical Services, AIF Depots in Britain, April 1919
Date of death21 August 1960
Place of burialCremated

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