Born: 4 June 1894

Died: 7 December 1992

A farm hand who enlisted in the AIF on 18 September 1914. He embarked for Egypt with the 6th Australian Light Horse (ALH) Regiment on 21 December 1914.

He landed with his unit at Gallipoli on 19/20 May 1915. He was evacuated to Egypt on 4 September 1915 suffering from dysentery. He returned to Gallipoli in late September 1915.

He was wounded in action on 28 March 1918 when the 6th ALH took part in the attack on Amman, Jordan. He was recommended for a Military Medal, which was not awarded, for his actions that day. The recommendation is as follows:

"During the attack on Amman on March 28th while using a Hotchkins Gun in action was badly wounded in the thigh, at the same time the No 2 on the Gun was wounded in the arm. Burbank despite his wound struggled back bringing the gun and spare parts bag. He was found in an exhausted condition half (sic) to his lines, he was placed on a horse and rode back to the Regiment still carrying the gun and spare parts bag. For his gallantry and devotion to duty I strongly recommend this Trooper for Reward."

He embarked for Australia on 15 November 1918 and arrived on 26 December 1918. He was discharged from the AIF on 24 February 1919. [JSB]

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