James Alfred BURNS

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BURNS, James Alfred

Service Number: 1411
Enlisted: 25 January 1916, Place of enlistment - Casula, Sydney New South Wales
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, 1881
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 6 September 1917
Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Plot I, Row T, Grave 3
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Haymarket NSW Government Railway and Tramway Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

25 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1411, Mining Corps, Place of enlistment - Casula, Sydney New South Wales
20 Feb 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1411, Mining Corps, Embarked on HMAT 'A38' Ulysses from Sydney on 20th February 1916 disembarking Marseilles, France 5th May 1916, then entrained for Hazebrouck detraining on 8th May 1916.
23 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Sapper, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company)
30 Jan 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1411, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company), Gunshot wound to the cheek
6 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 1411, 1st Tunnelling Company (inc. 4th Tunnelling Company), Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

James Alfred BURNS was born in 1881 in Sydney

His parents were James & Emily BURNS