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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Burkitt F D    Pte    10218    Frank Douglas    10 FCE    27    Farmer    Single    C of E       

Address:    Kyabram 

Next of Kin:    Burkitt, Francis Archibald, 56 Brewster St, Essendon   

Enlisted:    19 Jan 1916       

Embarked:     A54 Runic 20 Jun 1916

Awards:  Mentioned in Despatches


Relatives on Active Service:

Burkitt R A Pte brother


Lance-Corporal Lindell adds that he saw D. Burkitt, the one-time pitcher
for Essendon Baseball Club. He wrote from an old battered city. He said that
the previous day he had indulged in the luxury of a hot bath.


MELBOURNE SPORTSMEN MET ON FRENCH BATTLEFIELDS (1917, April 10). The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), p. 1. Retrieved April 11, 2018, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article242684648



Corp. Douglas Burkitt, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Burkitt. of Essendon, has been specially mentioned in Sir Douglas Haig's despatches.


OUR SOLDIERS. (1918, December 5). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved September 3, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74607791



War Service Commemorated                                               

Christ Church Roll of Honour

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