Thomas BURNET

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BURNET, Thomas

Service Number: 1660
Enlisted: 25 January 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Christchurch, New Zealand, 1884
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Opawa School, Christchurch, New Zealand
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 29 November 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 5 Headstone inscription reads: In memory of the loved son of Alex. Burnet of Christchurch, N.Z.
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

25 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1660, 24th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
16 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1660, 24th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
16 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1660, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Alexander and Christina Johnstone Burnet of 113 Richardson Street, Opawas, Christchurch, NZ

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal