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William Swepson BURT

Regimental number3772
Place of birthTeralba New South Wales
AddressHyde Park, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Priscilla Elna Burt, 16 Penong Street, Hyde Park, South Australia
Enlistment date14 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A73 Commonwealth on 21 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll32nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 2 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 24 January 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in New South Wales Garden of Remembrance

Military Medal

'At POLYGON WOOD near HOOGE on the night of 27th September 1917 No. 3772 Private W.S. BURT of 'B' Company 32nd Battalion A.I.F. showed exceptional courage and devotion to duty. Whilst the sector was under a very heavy barrage he constantly attended the wounded. Although he was blown up and buried and two of his Stretcher party became casualties he retained his coolness and carried on with his work. by his courage and devotion to duty at all times he won the admiration of all his comrades.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death4 July 1949

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