Badge Number: 18390, Sub Branch: State


Service Numbers: 6011, 6011
Enlisted: 24 March 1916, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Noarlunga, South 19378, 2 November 1873
Home Town: Kalgoorlie, Kalgoorlie/Boulder, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Foreman
Died: Marrickville, New South Wales, 19378, 9 May 1946, aged 72 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Rookwood Cemetery & Crematorium
Salvation Army J_Zone, Row F, Grave 1316. No headstone of his grave
Memorials: Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial (Ballarat)
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World War 1 Service

24 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6011, 11th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Blackboy Hill, WA
7 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6011, 11th Infantry Battalion
7 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6011, 11th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Miltiades, Fremantle
15 Apr 1917: Imprisoned Captured at Boursies. Interred in the Limburg Camp, Germany. Repatriated to England late 1918
11 Nov 1918: Involvement SN 6011, 27th Infantry Battalion
29 May 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6011 , 11th Infantry Battalion, Dsicharged at the 5th Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Samuel Burfitt and Mary Ann Burfitt nee Matthews of Noarlunga, SA.

Brother of  Mary Anne Burfitt, Alfred William Burfitt, Alice Annie Burfitt and Henry Burfitt

During 1905 Arthur married Olive May Andrew in Kalgoolie, WA. Olive died in 1911c at Coolgardie, WA

Father of Ivy Myrtle Burfitt of Albury, NSW, Olive Ruby Mary Burfitt and Alyce Annie Burfitt. Children were cared for by his moter-in-law Annie Andrew of Dulwich Hill, NSW

Commemced return to Australia aboard HT Euripidies on 3 March 1919 disembarling on 21 April 1919

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal