William George BURT


BURT, William George

Service Number: 210
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Enlisted at Cartlon
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tambo, Victoria, Australia, 1891
Home Town: Johnsonville, East Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Chauffer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial Panel 28
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Cann River War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 210, 7th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Cartlon
19 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 210, 7th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Hororata embarkation_ship_number: A20 public_note: ''
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 210, 7th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Son of Edward Burt and Alice Maud Burt nee Latham of Johnsonville, near Tambo, Victoria later of Geelong, West, Victoria. 

KILLED IN ACTION AT THE DARDANELLES, Private W G Burt was the second son of Mr and Mrs Edward Burt, of Johnsonville. He was 23 years of age, and was a native of Johnsonville, where he had lived with his parents practically all his life, and was held in the highest respect by the residents. Mr and Mrs Burt's eldest son has enlisted and is now in camp at Seymour, and Mr Elijah Burt, who enlisted from Johnsonville, is an uncle of the late Private Burt.

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