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Burns, Robert Campbell (599)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Age: 19 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 1 September 1914 – Broadmeadows, VIC

Service Number: 599            view online service record

156 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mrs Burns (mother)
156 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Monday, 19 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Hororata A20
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion

RTA: Wednesday, 19 January 1916
Discharged: Friday, 5 May 1916

Brother: Albert Ernest Burns

A letter from R C Burns was published on The Standard, 10 April 1915.

1915 ‘Seventh Battalion Go Down to Ismailia.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 10 April, p. 3, viewed 31 March, 2015,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted August 25, 2017 3.49 pm 0Likes

    “Private R. C. Burns, (wounded) is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Burns, Albert-street, Port Melbourne. He is 19 years of age and a member ot the Albert Park Brass Band. He was armorer-sergeant to F Company, 22nd Battalion, Port Melbourne, and previous to his enlisting joined thie engineers. He was employed by Messrs. Kirkpatrick and Barrie, brass finishers, Little Collins-street”.
    CAREERS OF THE FALLEN The Age, 7 June, 1915

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