John Edward BURT


BURT, John Edward

Service Number: 1429
Enlisted: 15 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: Australian Army Ordnance Corps
Born: Cradock, South Australia, 27 October 1886
Home Town: Cradock, Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Pulminary Tuberculosis, Bedford Park Sanatorium (hospital), South Australia, Bedford Park Hospital, Bedford Park, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 12 January 2019, aged 132 years
Cemetery: West Terrace Cemetery (General) Adelaide, South Australia
Section: Plan 3; Row No.22; Site No.131., West Terrace Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Clare Original Clare School WW1 Memorial, Clare Schools Old Scholars who Fell WW1 Memorial, Clare St Barnabas Anglican Church WW1 Honour Board, Clare WW1 Memorial Arch, Cradock District WW1 Roll of Honor, Cradock War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

15 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1429, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
15 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Keswick, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1429, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1429, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
27 Jul 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1429, Australian Army Ordnance Corps

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Father John Edward Burt and Mother Cecilia Burt (nee Manuel),
living in 43 Brice Street, Clare, South Australia.

Sibling:    Sister - Ellen Anne Burt

Previous service:
1 year 24th Light Horse Regiment - Volunteer, still serving on enlistment

Described on enlisting as 28 years 8 months old; single. 5' 4 1/2" tall; 137 lbs;
fair complexion; hazel eyes; brown hair; Church of England

11/6/1915     completed medical at Keswick, fit for service

15/6/1915      Enlisted at Keswick, South Australia
15/6/1915      Commanding Officer appointed John to Group Base Infantry
                     Mitcham Camp

27/10/1915    Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide on board HMAT A24 Benalla
                     as a Private in the 1st Light Horse Brigade, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
                     11th reinforcements

29/12/1915    Absorbed in Regiment West Front Force,
                     3rd Light Horse Regiment

31/5/1916      admitted to 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, Romani
1/6/1916        transferred to Lowlands Field Ambulance, Romani
2/6/1916        sick with Pyrexia at Kantara, Egypt
                     transferred to 31st General Hospital, Port Said, Egypt
27/6/1916      suffering from enteric
                     transferred to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Cairo then Abbasia

12/8/1916      Entered convalescent camp, invalided to England
                     embarked on board HS Kanowna

16/9/1916      granted furlough (leave)

30/10/1916    admitted to No.1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, England
                     ex leave
27/11/1916    returned to duty, Admin HQ in London

27/7/1917      Taken on strength of Australian Army Ordnance Corps Services, Tidwsworth
                     ex 3rd Light Horse Regiment

5/3/1919        marched out to No.1 Training Brigade , Sutton Veny

18/12/1919    returned to Australia on board Konigin Luise, ex England
18/1/1920      admitted to ships hospital at sea sick - TB of Lung
2/2/1920        discharged from ships hospital
4/2/1920        reached Adelaide, South Australia
                     on arrival to Adelaide, admitted directly to Bedford Park Sanatorium

12/1/1921     died of pulminary tuberculosis (34 years of age)
buried in:       West Terrace (General) Cemetery, Adelaide, SA
                     Section: Plan 3;  Row No. 22; Site No. 131

***Grant Expired: 31/12/1999 - phone cemetery 8139 7405 or via email

1914-15 Star (2026);  British War medal (6684);  Victory medal (6621)

Portrait courtesy of Clare Regional History Group Inc.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  18 June 2014.  Lest we forget.