Frederick Elijah BURT


BURT, Frederick Elijah

Service Number: 2040
Enlisted: 15 May 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 37th Infantry Battalion
Born: Johnsonville, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Johnsonville, East Gippsland, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in action, France, 29 September 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Cann River War Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

15 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2040, 37th Infantry Battalion
25 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2040, 37th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '17' embarkation_place: Melbourne embarkation_ship: HMAT Shropshire embarkation_ship_number: A9 public_note: ''
29 Sep 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, SN 2040, 37th Infantry Battalion, Breaching the Hindenburg Line - Cambrai / St Quentin Canal

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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.

2040 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) Frederick Elijah Burt, 37th Battalion. L Cpl Burt, was a farmer from Johnsonville, Victoria.  He enlisted on 15 May 1916 and embarked from Melbourne on 25 September 1916 aboard HMAT Shropshire (A9). He was was killed in action in France on 29 September 1918 and is commemorated at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. He was aged 23.

L Cpl Burt's brother, 210 Private William George Burt, 7th Battalion, was killed in action at or soon after the landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915 - Died Between 25/04/1915 and 02/05/1915.

Staff Sergeant Major (Acting) Edward Stanley Burt (/explore/people/343424), aged 30. He enlisted in the AIF on 29 March 1915 and he was allocated to the 5th Infantry Battalion.  He was later returned to Australia was appointed to Instructional Staff and finally discharged from active service medically unfit.