Harry Burnard

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Burnard, Private Harry no.4578.

16th Battalion.

“Ionic” Acton Street, Hurlstone Park.


Born in London, son of Richard and Jessie Burnard.

Came to Australia aged 29 years.

Six years in the Imperial Navy.

Married Ellen Sheard 1911.

Enlisted at Sydney.

Casualty List SMH 15/12/1917.

Killed in Action 11/4/1917 (Previously reported missing).

Killed in action at Riencourt 11/4/1917, aged 40 years.

Buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, Pas de Calais, Grave VI.B.40. (Probably re-buried from Noreuil British Cemetery).

AWM File IDRL 428 Letters to Red Cross re Australian servicemen: Wounded 10/8/1916, no Hospital; Rejoined Unit 16/8/1916. Killed in action 11/4/1917 - previously reported missing. Certified by AIF Headquarters 13/11/1917.

Information to Australian War Memorial from wife, Ellen Burnard, “Ionic" Acton Street, Hurlstone Park.

On Active Service SMH 11/4/1918.

Burnard - In loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. Harry Burnard, killed in action at Bullecourt, April 11,1917.

Anzac Memorial.

No clear Australian War Memorial record. https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1900785/ matches somewhat but some details are inconsistent. [accessed 19/08/2016].

Special acknowledgement

The primary source of the information on this page is copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from the Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 individuals recorded in the book - the list is titled Canterbury's Boys List. Each name in the list is linked to an editable biographical file created by copying the biography copied from the book. These editable biographies have been created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to add information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002