Charles Leonard Burley

First Name: 
Charles
Middle Name: 
Leonard
Last Name: 
Burley
Mother's Name: 
Jane Burley nee Rutledge
Father's Name: 
Jonathan Burley
Date Enlisted: 
Sunday, March 12, 1916
Rank at Enlistment: 
Sapper
Rank at Discharge: 
Sapper
Unit: 
Field Engineers
Company: 
9th Field Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
1914/1915 Star
Date of Death: 
Friday, December 27, 1968
Place of Death: 
Concord Hospital, N.S.W.
Details: 

Charles Burley (Service No 9834) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.

At enlistment, Charles was single, 24 years old and worked as a  bricklayer.

He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A31 Ajana with 9th Field Company Engineers on 5th July 1916.

He arrived in England on 31st August 1916 but was admitted to hospital soon after, on 11th September 1916.  He had contracted spinal meningitis and was seriously ill for some time.

He was repatriated to Australia in May 1917 and discharged medically unfit with a pension on 9th August 1917.

On 9th February 1918 he married Eleanor Steer in Victoria.

Charles died in Concord Hospital in 1968.

His brother Jonathan Burley (Service No 7474) also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, BURLEY C L

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