• John Gurner Burnell

Army / Flying Corps
  • Australian Engineers
  • 2nd Light Horse Brigade
  • Captain

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  • 1914–1915 Star
  • Military Cross (MC)
  • Conspicuous Gallantry Medal (CGM)
  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal
  • Date of birth

    Wednesday, 21 January 1885

  • Appointed to AIF as a 2nd Lieutenant.

    Friday, 8 October 1915

  • Date of enlistment

    250 Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne's GPO, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    Friday, 8 October 1915

  • Embarked for Alexandria, Egypt, from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ceramic.

    230 The Boulevard, Port Melbourne VIC 3207, Australia
    Tuesday, 23 November 1915

  • Embarked for Marseilles, France, aboard HMAT Arcadian.

    Ahmed Zoayl Sq., Bab Sharqi WA Wabour Al Meyah, Qesm Bab Sharqi, Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
    Friday, 17 March 1916

  • Arrived in Marseilles, France.

    17 Rue de la Loge, 13002 Marseille, France
    Thursday, 23 March 1916

  • Temporarily promoted to Lieutenant.

    Saturday, 1 April 1916

  • Awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry during operations at Pozières, France.

    2 Rue Boulleville, 80300 Pozières, France
    Tuesday, 26 September 1916

  • Attached to 1st Anzac Corps in France.

    Grand Varenne, 23230 La Celle-sous-Gouzon, France
    Friday, 10 November 1916

  • Transferred to 2nd Division Engineers Headquarters, France.

    D997, 23230 Trois-Fonds, France
    Saturday, 3 March 1917

  • Granted leave in UK.

    Old Edinburgh Road, Moffat, Dumfries and Galloway DG10 9LT, UK
    Saturday, 31 March 1917

  • Transferred to 5th Field Company A. E. from 2nd Division Engineers Headquarters.

    Thursday, 5 April 1917

  • Rejoined unit from leave.

    Saturday, 14 April 1917

  • Wounded in action in Boulogne, France. Received a gunshot to the left clavicle from a sniper.

    Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
    Monday, 7 May 1917

  • Admitted to 1st Northern General Hospital, Newcastle -upon-Tyne, UK.

    Queen Victoria Road, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 4LF, UK
    Monday, 14 May 1917

  • Admitted to Framlington House, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

    Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 7RS, UK
    Thursday, 24 May 1917

  • Wound found to be soundly healed.

    Saturday, 9 June 1917

  • Transferred from 1st Northern General Hospital, Newcastle to board at 6th Australian Army Hospital.

    B1318, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE2, UK
    Saturday, 16 June 1917

  • Proceeded overseas to France via Southampton, UK.

    200 Above Bar Street, Southampton, Southampton, Southampton SO14, UK
    Wednesday, 8 August 1917

  • Detached for duty with 2nd Division Engineers at Headquarters.

    Tuesday, 14 August 1917

  • Attached for duty with 5th Field Company.

    Tuesday, 2 October 1917

  • Rejoined unit from detachment.

    Tuesday, 9 October 1917

  • Detached to G. E. 1st Anzac for duty

    Friday, 2 November 1917

  • Promoted to Captain.

    Sunday, 11 November 1917

  • Detached for duty to French Field Company, Epernay, France.

    2-12 Rue Colonel Pierre Servagnat, 51200 Épernay, France
    Wednesday, 2 January 1918

  • Rejoined unit.

    Friday, 18 January 1918

  • Seconded to Chief Engineers Office, Australian Corps as a staff trainee in Belgium.

    Rue du Mitan 6, 6211 Les Bons Villers, Belgium
    Monday, 18 February 1918

  • Appointed Staff Officer to Chief Engineer, Australian Corps.

    Monday, 27 May 1918

  • Awarded the Croix de Guerre for conspicuous services rendered while serving with the Australian Imperial Force.

    Monday, 13 January 1919

  • Detached to AIF Headquarters, London.

    3 Whitehall, London SW1A 2EL, UK
    Monday, 13 January 1919

  • Admitted to hospital with influenza, Prince of Wales Hospital, London.

    20 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5BL, UK
    Wednesday, 12 February 1919

  • Admitted to 3rd London General Hospital.

    Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, Greater London EN5, UK
    Friday, 4 July 1919

  • Returned to Australia aboard HMAT Wahehe.

    Ghan NT 0872, Australia
    Sunday, 2 November 1919

Stories and comments
    • This is a beautiful image.
    • Posted by redjet166, Monday, 28 July 2014

    I really love this image of John Gurner Burnell. For me, he represents 'Discovering Anzacs'. The quality of the images in the 'Bonds of Sacrifice' collection is just amazing.

      • ShaundaSheep
      • Tuesday, 14 June 2016

      Tribute: May John Gurner Burnell rest in peace. We shall not forget his contributions to the war and his bravery and gallantry in war especially at Poizeres.

      • Alaa1234
      • Wednesday, 15 June 2016

      Tribute: May John Gurner Burnell rest in peace. Indeed, he was a respected young man who has greatly served our country. Lest we forget.