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Burstal, Richard Stewart (1892–1916)

Another local boy was also killed in action on 22nd July. The sad news was published in the casualty-list on Saturday that Lieutenant Richard S. Burstal, met his death during the first dash on the Somme. He also only left Sydney in April last. "Dick" was the elder son of Mr. and Mrs. Burstal, now of Townsville (Queensland) where Mr. Burstal is inspector for the Bank of New South Wales, and prior to receiving that appointment was manager, of the Young branch of that bank for about 12 years.

Deceased, was a grandson of Rev. G. Soares, formerly rector of Lake Bathurst, near Goulburn. He was prior to enlisting on the land, and was well known throughout the Young district. His younger brother, Mr. Bert Burstal who has just been through the Sydney University studying medicine, intends, we understand, to go into camp almost immediately. Mr. and Mrs. Burstal's many friends at Young will join in sympathy with them in the loss of their eldest son.

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'Burstal, Richard Stewart (1892–1916)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/burstal-richard-stewart-21601/text31819, accessed 26 June 2022.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1892
Temora, New South Wales, Australia

Death

27 July, 1916 (aged ~ 24)
Pozieres, France

Religious Influence
Military Service