Reginald Stanley BURDUS

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BURDUS, Reginald Stanley

Service Numbers: S8943, 26379
Enlisted: 3 January 1940, Southwark, SA
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
Born: Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia, 18 August 1918
Home Town: Grange, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Electric Welder
Died: Ground Battle, Derna, Libya, 6 April 1941, aged 22 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Local Roll of Honour - Adelaide, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide WW2 Wall of Remembrance, Alamein Memorial (El Alamein), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Henley Beach Council Fallen WW1 & WW2 Honour Board, Henley Beach Council WW2 Honour Roll and Addendum
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World War 2 Service

3 Jan 1940: Involvement SN S8943
3 Jan 1940: Enlisted Southwark, SA
27 Apr 1940: Involvement Corporal, SN 26379, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF)
27 Apr 1940: Enlisted Adelaide
5 Apr 1941: Involvement Royal Australian Air Force, Corporal, SN 26379, No. 3 Squadron (RAAF), Middle East / Mediterranean Theatre
Date unknown: Involvement

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Corporal Reginald Stanley Burdus 26379 died at Number 15 Casualty Clearing Station having been admitted following an attack by German aircraft on a convoy of 3SQN vehicles which had left Maraua to retire to Martuba

At the western boundaries of Derna four Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Bf110 aircraft strafed the convoy; LAC Albert Frederick Durant 14742 received a flesh wound in the leg, but Service Policeman Corporal Burdus had been seriously wounded

Member is commemorated on Column 246 of the Alamein Memorial in Egypt

https://www.3squadron.org.au/indexpages/kia.htm

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