Arthur John Edward BURKIN


BURKIN, Arthur John Edward

Service Number: 3035
Enlisted: 25 November 1916, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 23rd Machine Gun Company
Born: Sidcup, Kent, 1894
Home Town: Eudlo, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Sidcup National School
Occupation: Storekeeper.
Died: Killed In Action, Freezingburg Ridge, Ypres, Belgium, 3 October 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium Panel 31 , Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Eudlo "In Memoriam" Honour Roll, Eudlo Roll of Honour, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

25 Nov 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3035, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Wiltshire, Sydney
7 Feb 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3035, 41st Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '18' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Wiltshire embarkation_ship_number: A18 public_note: ''
3 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3035, 23rd Machine Gun Company, Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Births Sep 1894 Burkin Arthur John E Bromley 2a 437.

Baptised at Sidcup (St John's). 5 Alma Road / Withersdale, Sidcup.

Age on arrival in Australia-18-Family emigrated 1912.

Mother, Mrs Mary Grace Burkin, Eudlo, NC Line, Queensland. fATHER-Arthur William Burkin.

Enlistment date-25 November 1916

Enlisted in Australia November 1916.

Age at embarkation-22

Unit name-41st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number-23/58/3

Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917-Unit from Nominal Roll
16th Machine Gun Company.

Honoured on the Bexley Roll of Honour and as follows:

Maroochy Shire Honor Roll, Shire Chambers, Bury Street, Nambour

Eudlo Roll of Honour, Eudlo Community Hall, Rosebed Street, Eudlo

Eudlo In Memoriam, Eudlo Community Hall, Rosebed Street, Eudlo