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PLAQUE COMMÉMORATIVE WILLIAM NORMAN BURNS Histoire locale / Monuments aux Morts et victimes de guerre

Plaque Commémorative William Norman BURNS
In memory

2nd Div., 5th Brig, 21st Rein/18th Battn, D Coy

german and french interpreter to 2nd Div.

William Norman BURNS

Private 7032 AIF

Born 26 dec. 1881 South Chelsea, England

emigrate to Aust. with wife and dau. 19 dec 1911

resident of Hurstville Grove, NSW Australia

daily telegraph newspaper, proof-reader

enlisted at Hurstville NSW 24 oct 1917

killed by close range machine gun fire in the fields near Wiancourt, slighty to the rear of the front line of german trenches in the battle for the


3rd october 1918

No marked grave exists. sadly missed by wife

Bessie (1886-1968), and children Catherine (1910-1984) and Ronald (1915-1983), and grandchildren Ronald and Christopher


Ville : JONCOURT (02)

Notes :

  • Situation: RD 717
  • GPS: N 49°57'48,8 E 3°18'42,4
  • Rénovation: 2017

    Contributeur : Jean Philippe BRAZIER

  • Personnes citées sur le monument

    NOM PrénomClasseGradeCorps
    BURNS William Norman1917Private - Interprète français/allemand2nd division - 5e brigade - 18e battallion - D company

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