Cyril Andrew BURDEU


BURDEU, Cyril Andrew

Service Number: 1000
Enlisted: 17 August 1914, Broadmeadows, Vic.
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Australian Field Artillery Battery
Born: Moonee Ponds, Vic., 1 January 1893
Home Town: Moonee Ponds, Moonee Valley, Victoria
Schooling: Ascot Vale State School
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Killed In Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 10 May 1915, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Beach Cemetery - ANZAC Cove
Beach Cemetery - Grave I D 5, Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1000, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , Broadmeadows, Vic.
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Corporal, SN 1000, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Corporal, SN 1000, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade , HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
10 May 1915: Involvement Corporal, SN 1000, 5th Australian Field Artillery Battery, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of  Arthur and Annie BURDEU, 40 Pascoe Crescent, Essendon, Victoria.


BURDUE. -Killed in action at the Dardanelles, May 9, Corporal Cyril Andrew Burdeu, dearly beloved youngest son of Arthur P. and Annie J. Burdeu, Pasco crescent, Essendon; also brother of Vera, Essie, Arthur, Percy, Clive, Mrs. W. A. Kemp, and Mrs. J. G. Hare, aged 22 years.
A good son, a soldier, and a man.

BURDEU. -In loving memory of Cyril, killed at Dardanelles, May 9.
Brave, true.
In Thy presence is fullness of joy;
At Thy right hand are pleasures for evermore.
-(Inserted by E. and W. A. Kemp. )

In addition to the fact that the official intimation of the death of Sergt. Cantor at the Dardanelles was anticipated by private news, which reached tho father in the street, a similar anticipation has  occurred in the case of Corporal C. A. Burdeu, son of Mr Arthur P. Burdeu, of the Customs Department, a former resident of Ballarat. Mr Burdeu had a cheery letter from his son on Tuesday, and  imultaneously a note from Major Caddy, commanding the 5th Battery, announcing the lad's leath, and expressing his sorrow, and that of all the lad's comrades. The major added:—"He was in charge  of the specialists of this battery, and is therefore very difficult to replaced' Cantor and Burdeu were in the same battery, Cantor as sergeant and Burdeu as corporal. Cantor's death occurred on May 3th.  He was shot by a sniper. Burdeu was struck by a shrapnel shell next day whilst attending to a telephone, and killed instantaneously.

Corporal Burdeu was the youngest son of Mr. Arthur P Burdeu, Customs department.  He was born at Moonee Ponds, 22 years agon, and was a carpenter by trade.   From boyhood he was enthusiastic in military ork, and was color sergeant in the cadets previous to enlistement.  He was then appointed Corporal, 22nd Battery Field Artillery.  In a letter of condolence Major Caddy, officer commandng th Battery 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, states: - 'Your son was greatly esteemed by all ranks, both for his ability and manner.  He was in charge of the specialists of the battery, and is therefore very difficult to replace.'