BURGIN, Walter

Service Number: 136
Enlisted: 21 August 1914, Enlisted at Sydney,NSW
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Chiltern, Victoria, Australia, 1895
Home Town: Inverell, Inverell, New South Wales
Schooling: Rutherglen State School, Victoria; Emmaville Public School, New South Wales
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Died of wounds - head, At sea on board HS Gascon, 21 May 1915
Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery
Row M, Grave 145
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 136, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney,NSW
18 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 136, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
18 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 136, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Suffolk, Sydney
8 Apr 1915: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 2nd Infantry Battalion, Later reverted back to the rank of Private

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of John Burgin and Frances Burgin nee Nicholls of 'Kelso', Gordon Crescent, Stanmore, NSW formerly of Chiltern, Victoria. Brother of Millicent Burgin, Lillian Maud Burgin, John William Burgin, Ada Burgin, Charles Harris Burgin and Florence Rose Burgin

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

Also served as a Lieutenant with the Militia

At the time of enlistment he was employed as a clerk with the Bank of New South Wales