William Sheriff BURMAN


BURMAN, William Sheriff

Service Number: 38
Enlisted: 18 January 1916
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Ulooloo, South Australia, 6 June 1890
Home Town: Terowie, Goyder, South Australia
Schooling: Terowie, South Australia
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 17 August 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord Pas de Calais
Plot 1, Row Z, Grave No.20) Steenwerck, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Terowie Institute Honour Board, Terowie Public School Honor Roll, Terowie War Memorial
Show Relationships

World War 1 Service

18 Jan 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 38, 43rd Infantry Battalion
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 38, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 38, 43rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide

Help us honour William Sheriff Burman's service by contributing information, stories, and images so that they can be preserved for future generations.


William Sheriff BURMAN enlisted on the 18th January, 1916 in the 43rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force with the rank of Private no. 38. The unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on the 12th August, 1916. His parents were George & Harriet Burman of Terowie, South Australia.

On the 17th August, 1917 William Sheriff Burman died of gun shot wounds to his back, chest and abdomen in the 2nd Australian Casuality Clearing Station, France.

He is buried in the Military Cemetery Trios Arbres Steenwerck, France.

War Service: Western Front

Honours / Medals : 1914/15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal