Service Number: 1127
Enlisted: 8 March 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 38th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eastbourne, Sussex, England, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Balaclava, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Public School, Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Occupation: Porter
Died: Tubercle of Lung, Fargo Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England, 6 March 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire
Grave No. 217, Wiltshire, England
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

8 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1127, 38th Infantry Battalion
20 Jun 1916: Involvement Private, SN 1127, 38th Infantry Battalion
20 Jun 1916: Embarked Private, SN 1127, 38th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Runic, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 6th March........Private Reginald Burtenshaw was born in 1896 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. He came to Australia in 1913 & enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 8th March, 1916 as a 20 year old Porter from Balaclava, Victoria.
Private Burtenshaw arrived in England in 10th August, 1916 for further training before being sent to the Front.

Private Burtenshaw was admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, Wiltshire on 23rd August, 1916. He was transferred to 3rd Divisional Amalgamated Training Battalion at Codford, Wiltshire on 8th November, 1916.

Private Burtenshaw was again admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, Wiltshire on 22nd December, 1916. He was reported as seriously ill on 2nd March, 1917.

Private Reginald Burtenshaw died at 1.20 a.m. on 6th March, 1917 at Fargo Military Hospital of Tubercle of Lung. He was buried in Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire where 140 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.