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Charles Francis Burdett (1862–1940)

from Sydney Morning Herald

The death at the age of 78 has occurred at Hazelbrook of Mr. Charles Francis Burdett. Born in Canada in 1862, Mr. Burdett joined the Royal Navy as a rating when he was 15, and was drafted to the Australian station on H.M.S. Raleigh.

He spent seven years on survey work in the islands, Fiji, New Britain, New Guinea, the Solomons, the new Hebrides, Thursday Island, New Zealand, Nauru, and part of Sydney Harbour. He later joined the New South Wales Naval Brigade, and was a member of the naval contingent which went to China to help quell the Boxer rebellion.

Mr. Burdett was on the staff of the railways for 33 years. He and his wife celebrated their golden wedding in 1939, when they were entertained by the citizens of Hazelbrook.

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'Burdett, Charles Francis (1862–1940)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 July 2024.

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26 November, 1862
Quebec, Canada


13 December, 1940 (aged 78)
Hazelbrook, New South Wales, Australia

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