Louis Henry Burn

First Name: 
Louis
Middle Name: 
Henry
Last Name: 
Burn
Mother's Name: 
Mary Burn (nee Price)
Father's Name: 
George Burn
Date Enlisted: 
Wednesday, January 10, 1917
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
30th Battalion
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, October 6, 1918
Place of Death: 
France
Cause of Death: 
Wounds incurred in battle
Details: 

Louis Burn (Service No 4891) was born in Victoria around 1888.  In 1909 he married Isabella Roberts at Bega, N.S.W. and they had one child.

When Louis enlisted he was 29 years old, living in Wollongong, N.S.W., and working as a carter. 

He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A68 Anchises with 13th Reinforcements, 30th Battalion, on 24th January 1917.  After arriving in England on 27th March 1917, Louis underwent training and finally joined 30th battalion in France on 1st November 1917.

Louis served on the Western Front until he was wounded on 16th March 1918, when he sustained a gun shot wound to the thigh.  He was sent to hospital in England for treatment on 15th April 1918. 

On 15th August 1918 Louis was sent to join the 2nd Machine Gun Battalion in France.  He served with them until 5th October 1918 when he was again wounded in action.  He was taken to 50th Casualty Clearing station for treatment of shrapnel wounds to his back and right shoulder.  Louis' wounds were severe, and he died from his wounds on 6th October 1918.

Louis is buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, France: Plot V, Row D, Grave 5.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BURN L H

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