William BURY


BURY, William

Service Number: 4095
Enlisted: 21 August 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 25th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bolton, Lancashire, England, December 1884
Home Town: Toowoomba, Toowoomba, Queensland
Schooling: Protestant School, Bolton (?), Lancashire, England
Occupation: Boilermaker
Died: GSW fractured left femur, The Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington, England, United Kingdom, 22 August 1916
Cemetery: Bolton (Tonge) Cemetery
Plot III, Row O1, Grave 1, Bolton (Tonge) Cemetery, Bolton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ipswich St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Queensland Railways Toowoomba Employees, Toowoomba Protestant Alliance Friendly Society of Australia (P.A.F.S.O.A.) (1), Toowoomba Roll of Honour WW1, Toowoomba War Memorial (Mothers' Memorial)
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4095, 25th Infantry Battalion
28 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4095, 25th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
28 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4095, 25th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Brisbane

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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 - 22nd August......Private William Bury was born at Bolton, Lancashire, England in 1884. According to information provided by his widow for the Roll of Honour - William Bury came to Australia when he was 26 years of age.

William Bury enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 21st August, 1915 as a 31 year old, married, Labourer from Toowoomba, Queensland. He embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on HMAT Commonwealth (A73) on 28th March, 1916 with the 7th Infantry Brigade, 25th Infantry Battalion, 10th Reinforcements.

Private Bury arrived in France on 5th June, 1916 & joined 25th Battalion at the Front on 2nd August, 1916.

Private Bury was wounded in action on 5th August, 1916 at Pozieres. He was invalided to England & admitted to The Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington, England on 16th August, 1916 with G.S.W. (gunshot wound/s) to left leg, Fractured Fibula.

Private William Bury died at 12.50 am on 22nd August, 1916 at The Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington, England from wounds received in France – Gunshot wound to left hip & Pulmonary Embolism. He was buried in Tonge Cemetery, Bolton, Lancashire, England.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)