Thomas Burns

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Burns, Lieutenant Thomas

1st Battalion “Glesca” Hopetown Street, Hurlstone Park.

Railway employee.

Enlisted 23/1/1915, aged 33.



Next of kin, wife, Mrs Nellie Burns, “Glesca” Hopetoun Street, Hurlstone Park.

Held the rank of Second Lieutenant at enlistment.

Casualty list SMH 21/8/1915 Wounded - in 15th G. Hospital, Alexandria.

Portrait SMH 27/8/1915 - Wounded.

Casualty list SMH 9/9/1915 Progress report: progressing favourably.

Casualty list SMH 21/10/1915 In hospital, London.

Returned to Australia 12/12/1915.

Monument, Euston Square, Hurlstone Park.

Sands Directory 1920: Bums, Thomas Hopetoun Street, Hurlstone Park.


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