The Australian Boer War Memorial
Anzac Parade Canberra

Lance Corporal John Burkitt

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: John Baylis Burkitt

Ancestor's date of birth: 14/10/1879

Ancestor's date of death: 01/01/1951

Cause of Death: Detail not provided

Service Number: 366

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided


Rank attained in Boer War: LCPL, Date Effective: Detail not provided

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Detail not provided

Murray Page: 268

Contingent: 4th Victorian

Ship: Victorian Date of Sailing: 01/05/1900

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen and King's South Africa Medals with clasps.

Personal Characteristics: Detail not provided

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: May 1900 - June 1901 in Rhodesia under Carington, west Transvaal under Cape Colony under Henniker including relief of Philipstown (11 February 1901), capture of Boer guns at Read's Drift (23 February), and capture of Boer patrol near Doornkloof (1 March 1901).

Service and life after the Boer War: Detail not provided

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Thomas Milford Davison, Wonga Park VIC 3115
Relationship to Ancestor: great nephew


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