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Edmund Field (Ted) Burmester (1917–1941)

GERALDTON, Thursday.

Private Edmund Field Burmester, was 23, a son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Burmester, of Snowden-street, Geraldton. Before enlistment he was in the employ of the local branch of Frank Manford Limited, as accountant. On his final leave last March he was married to Miss Catherine Elizabeth Christie, daughter of Mr. E. E. Christie, the local manager of Manford's. Burmester had figured prominently in hockey and football teams and left Geraldton with the first contingent in October, 1939. Although in the official records Burmester was ranked as a private, advice had been received in recent letters that at the time of his death he was acting as sergeant.

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'Burmester, Edmund Field (Ted) (1917–1941)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


27 September, 1917
Beria, Western Australia, Australia


21 January, 1941 (aged 23)
Tobruk, Libya

Cause of Death

killed in action

Religious Influence

Includes the religion in which subjects were raised, have chosen themselves, attendance at religious schools and/or religious funeral rites; Atheism and Agnosticism have been included.

Military Service