Service Number: 1156
Enlisted: 26 July 1915, Place of enlistment - Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Born: Newfield, Ayrshire, Scotland, 6 January 1875
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Dalrymple School, Scotland
Occupation: Storeman
Died: Died of wounds, Belgium, 22 October 1917, aged 42 years
Cemetery: Menin Road South Military Cemetery
Plot III, Row L, Grave 35
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Ithaca War Memorial, S Hoffnung & Co. Ltd.
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World War 1 Service

26 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1156, Place of enlistment - Brisbane, Queensland
4 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1156, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Embarked on HMAT 'A47' Mashobra from Sydney on 4th October 1915
7 Apr 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Bombardier, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
9 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
4 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 11th Field Artillery Brigade
22 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 1156, 11th Field Artillery Brigade , Third Ypres

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Wiliam McBURNIE was born in Newfield, Ayrshire, Scotland on 6th January,1875

His parents were Alexander McBURNE & Elizabeth CAMPBELL

He had previously served as a Sergeant in the South African War & arrived in Queensland on 27th January, 1912 on the ship Cornwall - the family had two more children after arrival, Ronald & Myrtle

He married Annie TEASDALE on 25th January, 1901 at Blackfriers Church in Glasgow , Scotland