Richard Frederick BURKINSHAW

BURKINSHAW, Richard Frederick

Service Number: 4675
Enlisted: 9 December 1915, Casula, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 19th Infantry Battalion
Born: Tomekin, NSW, 30 July 1894
Home Town: Merrygoen, Warrumbungle Shire, New South Wales
Schooling: Dubbo Public School
Occupation: Barman / Builder
Died: 13 July 1959, aged 64 years, cause of death not yet discovered, place of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: New South Wales Garden of Remembrance (Rookwood Necropolis)
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World War 1 Service

9 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4675, 19th Infantry Battalion, Casula, NSW
13 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 4675, 19th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '13' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Ceramic embarkation_ship_number: A40 public_note: ''
13 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 4675, 19th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Frederick and Katherine BURKINSHAW, 22 George Street, Marrickville, NSW

War service : France - Poperinghe, Etaples, Ypres, Mons, St. Omer, Bullecotrt, Verdun Rheims, Somme, Pozieres, Belgium.  He was wounded at Bapaume 14 October 1917 and returned to duty 22 May 1918.  

At the Battle of Waterloo, Pte. Burkinshaw's great grandfather saved his regimental colors, after the color sergeant had been killed.  He was presented to the Duke of Wellington after the battle, and was rewarded with the words, "Well done, Burkinshaw."