Stewart Salmond BURGESS

BURGESS, Stewart Salmond

Service Number: 826
Enlisted: 22 March 1915, C Company initial Battalion Draft - Liverpool, New South Wales
Last Rank: Second Lieutenant
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Maclean, New South Wales, 30 July 1889
Home Town: Marrickville, Marrickville, New South Wales
Schooling: Sydney University
Occupation: Divinity Student
Died: Killed In Action, Vicinity of Villers Bretonneux, France, 6 April 1918, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery
Plot VII, Row F, Grave 8
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cowra & District Great War Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

22 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 826, 20th Infantry Battalion, C Company initial Battalion Draft - Liverpool, New South Wales
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 826, 20th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '13' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Berrima embarkation_ship_number: A35 public_note: ''
25 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 826, 20th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Berrima, Sydney
22 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 826, 20th Infantry Battalion, ANZAC / Gallipoli
1 Dec 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 20th Infantry Battalion
6 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 20th Infantry Battalion, German Spring Offensive 1918

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Stewart Salmond BURGESS was born on 30th July, 1889 at Maclean, New South Wales

His parents were Rev. John BURGESS & Jane (Jeannie) MILNE - they were both from Scotland & married there in 1881 (Newhills parish, Aberdeen)

He was one of 9 children and four of his brothers also served in WW1

1. William Milne BURGESS (SN19049)  returned to Australia in 1919

2. Douglas Theodore BURGESS (SN 1312) returned to Australia in 1916

3. James Henry BURGESS (SN2586) returned to Australia in 1918

4. Leslie Gordon BURGESS (SN 2250) returned to Australia in 1919

After enlistment in 1915

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 1 October 1915 (febicular), and transferred to Hospital Ship, Gallipoli; transferred to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 5 October 1915; discharged to duty, 12 October 1915; rejoined 20th Bn at Gallipoli, 25 October 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Appointed Corporal, 30 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 25 March 1916.

Promoted Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 12 March 1916; Company Sergeant Major, 14 May 1917.

Selected to attend No 5 Officers Cadet Bn, Cambridge, commencing 10 August 1917.

Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 1 December 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 18 December 1917; taken on strength, 20th Bn, Belgium, 26 December 1917.

Detached to 2nd Division Signal School, 7 February 1918.

On special leave to England, 8 March 1918; rejoined 20th Bn, in the field, 24 March 1918.

Killed in action, France, 6 April 1918.

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