Francis Joseph BURTENSHAW


BURTENSHAW, Francis Joseph

Service Number: 127
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 41st Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed in action, France, 15 May 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Tree Plaque: Roma Heroes Avenue
Memorials: 41st Battalion Roll of Honour, Banyo War Memorial, Brisbane Grammar School Memorial Library WW1 Honour Board 1, Town of Roma and Shire of Bungil WW1 Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

18 May 1916: Involvement Corporal, SN 127, 41st Infantry Battalion
18 May 1916: Embarked Corporal, SN 127, 41st Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Sydney
15 May 1918: Involvement Lieutenant, 41st Infantry Battalion


The details provided are taken from the book "Stealth Raiders - a few daring men in 1918" written by Lucas Jordan, published in 2017 - refer to pages 30, 35, 181 and 263. Prior to the war he was a farmer of Brisbane Qld. He enlisted 15 Nov 1915 aged 23 years. He served with the 41st Infantry Battalion, and was awarded the Military Cross during his service. He had been promoted from the ranks and was a Lieutenant at the time of the action to acquire the MC, but unfortunately he was Killed In Action 15 May 1918. Lest We Forget

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