John BURNS

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BURNS, John

Service Number: 2126
Enlisted: 31 March 1916, Brisbane, Qld.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Leith, Scotland, 1969
Home Town: Kangaroo Point, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Central Boy's School, Brisbane Grammar School
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed In Action, Belgium, 8 June 1917
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Brisbane Grammar School Memorial Library WW1 Honour Board 1, Childers Memorial Hall (Isis District Pictorial War Memorial), Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

31 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2126, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Brisbane, Qld.
16 Aug 1916: Involvement Private, SN 2126, 52nd Infantry Battalion
16 Aug 1916: Embarked Private, SN 2126, 52nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Boorara, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Adam and Mary BURNS, Primrose Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane