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Joseph  Burgess

Name on Board J Burgess
Name on Service
Joseph   Burgess
Enlistment Age 23
Occupation Joiner / Carpenter
Place of Birth Yorkshire, England
Next of Kin Mrs Wilson Turton
Address South Road, Moorabbin, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 14/01/1915
Service No. 1917
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 17/04/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Hororata A20
Unit on Embarkation 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 10/08/1915
Unit on Death 7th Australian Infantry Battalion
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death Died of Wounds
Place of Wounding/
Gallipoli (buried at sea from the hospital ship Devanha)
Cemetery or Memorial Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Additional Information Joseph Burgess's death notice in the local paper noted that he 'was an enthusiast in physical culture, and was offered high remuneration as instructor at the Broadmeadows camp by the Defence Department'. His war medals were sent to his sister, Mrs Mary Jackson, 23 Park Cres, North Williamstown, Vic. His uncle was Mr Brooke Burgess was a grocer of Melbourne Road, Newport. Cousins:  Charles Brook BURGESS (1047), 30th Battalion, KIA, France, 7 April, 1918; 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 28 August 1915, p2
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