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Herbert Henry BURVILL

Regimental number950
Place of birthPackingham, Victoria
SchoolAlbany and Torbay Junction State Schools, Victoria
ReligionSalvation Army
OccupationFarmer
AddressTorbay Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Alfred Burvill, Torbay Junction, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date10 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 14 September 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death14 September 1915
Age at death21
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialEmbarkation Pier Cemetery (Special Memorial A. 43), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
112
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Susan BURVILL, Torbay Junction, Western Australia. Native of Pakenham, Victoria
Family/military connectionsAunt: Mme H GRASSET was a nurse in Geneva, Switzerland and was decorated for her war service.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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