Francis Douglas BURRELL

BURRELL, Francis Douglas

Service Number: 23
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Not yet discovered
Last Unit: 1st Light Horse Brigade Signal Troop
Born: Burwood, Vic., 1891
Home Town: Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Farrier
Died: 6 July 1965, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Box Hill General Cemetery, Victoria
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World War 1 Service

20 Oct 1914: Involvement SN 23, 1st Light Horse Brigade Signal Troop
20 Oct 1914: Embarked SN 23, 1st Light Horse Brigade Signal Troop, HMAT Karroo, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Sharyn Roberts

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He established and maintained telephone communication during an action under heavy shell fire, showing great fearlessness throughout'.
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry in action during the 2nd Battle of GAZA on 19th April 1917 in laying and maintaining telephone communication with the Regiment holding BAIKET EL SANA. This N.C.O. laid this line under heavy shell fire while the enemy were searching the Western slope of BAIKET EL KSANA for led horses, and during the day repaired the line which had been broken by direct hits in several places, under heavy enemy shell fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918