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Charles Brooke Burgess

Name on Board CB Burgess
Name on Service
Charles Brooke  Burgess
Enlistment Age 21
Occupation Signwriter, Buckle Bros
Place of Birth Werribee, Vic
Next of Kin Brooke and Elizabeth Burgess
Address 164 Melbourne Rd, Williamstown, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 1/07/1915
Service No. 1047
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Sydney
Embarkation Date 9/11/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Beltana A72
Unit on Embarkation 30th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 7/04/1918
Unit on Death 30th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Corporal
Cause of Death KIA
Place of Wounding/
Cemetery or Memorial Boves East Communal Cemetery, Boves, Picardie, France
Additional Information Charles Brooke Burgess first enlisted with the naval unit that fought in Rabaul in New Guinea.  When the unit returned and were disbanded in Sydney, Charles joined the 30th Australian Infantry Battalion in Sydney. Corporal Charles Burgess was killed by a bomb dropped from a plane at Gentile Wood between Villers-Bretonneux and Boves. His Father was a Grocer in Melbourne Rd, Newport. Cousins:  Joseph BURGESS (1917), 7th Battalion, Died of wounds, Gallipoli, 10 August 1915;  Gunner Joseph Bird BURGESS (11920), 14th Field Artillery Brigade, killed in action, 4 October 1917;  Ebenezer BURGESS (1887), 21st Bn, killed in action, Pozieres, France, 1916;  Gunner Eric BURGESS (1674), 53rd Battery, killed in action, Passchendaele, Belgium, 4 October 1917;  Pte Wilson TURTON (5424), 22nd Bn, killed in action, 15 June 1918.
Additional References Williamstown Chronicle, Saturday 20 April, 1918, p2
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