Lloyd Hayes BURGESS MM

BURGESS, Lloyd Hayes

Service Numbers: 2357, 2375B
Enlisted: 17 February 1916, Jamestown South Australia Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Nantawarra (near Port Wakefield), South Australia, 11 August 1895
Home Town: Bundaleer, Northern Areas, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Westbourne Park, South Australia , 27 February 1967, aged 71 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Section: Gen A; Row: Path 13; Plot: 843
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Jamestown Methodist Church WW1 Roll of Honor, Jamestown Soldier's Memorial Park Arch, Spalding Honour Roll WW1
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World War 1 Service

17 Feb 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2357, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
17 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2357, 50th Infantry Battalion
17 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Jamestown South Australia Australia
21 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT Commonwealth A73
8 Aug 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 2375B, 27th Infantry Battalion, "The Last Hundred Days"
21 Feb 1920: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant
Date unknown: Involvement 27th Infantry Battalion, Pozières

Military Medal at Montbrehain

Lloyd Burgess won a Military Medal in the AIF's last battle of WW1. On the 5th October, the Australians attacked German positions in and around the village of Montbrehain..

Lloyd Davies distinguished himself in this attack by good tactical judgement in the disposition of his men and excellent marksmanship, with Lloyd himself accounting for 15-20 enemy soldiers. The efforts of him and his platoon were key in paving the way for the capture of the position, part of what was to be the last operation by the AIF on the Western Front.

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Biography

Rootsweb ID: I327872 - 11 Aug 1895 in Nantawarra, South Australia

Father Thomas George Burgess

Described on enlisting as 20yrs 6mths old; single; 5' 7.5" tall; 136 lbs;
fair complexion; grey eyes; dark brown hair; Methodist

15/3/1915      enlisted at Jamestown, SA
                     Private with Light Horse, 2nd Depot Battalion

16/3/1916      appointed to Pioneers at Mitcham Camp

21/9/1916      embarked from Port Adelaide onboard HMAT Commonwealth A73
                     as a Private 50 Infantry Battalion
14/11/1916    disembarked at Plymouth, England

15/11/1916    marched in to 13th Training Battalion

17/12/1916    transferred to 27th Battalion, England

25/12/1916    proceeded overseas to France, onboard SS Princess Victoria
                     ex Folkestone
29/12/1916    marched in to Etaples, ex England

5/2/1917        taken on strength of 27th Battalion, France

26/6/1917      appointed Lance Corporal, France

4/10/1917      wounded in action, Belgium

4/11/1917      to hospital sick, France
29/11/1917    rejoined unit in Belgium

17/2/1918      to hospital sick, France
19/2/1918      rejoined unit

23/2/1918      to hospital sick, France
24/2/1918      rejoined unit

22/7/1918      promoted to Corporal

3/10/1918      promoted to Sergeant

19/2/1919      detached from 27th Battalion to ABD, Havre, France

4/8/1919        granted leave, Scotland
12/8/1919       returned to unit

17/11/1919     London Gazette - awarded MILITARY MEDAL

22/11/1919    returned to Australia onboard HT Aeneas
6/1/1920        disembarked into Australia

21/2/1920      discharged from service

Medals:          British War medal (17052), Victory medal (16927)

27/2/1967      passed away at Westbourne Park,SA
buried in:        Centennial Park Cemetery, Pasadena, SA
                     Section: Gen A; Row: Path 13; Plot: 843

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan, 28/4/2016.  Lest we forget.

Thank you to Kaye Bottrall, Jamestown, SA for her information.

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