Leading Aircraftman John Royston McDonnell BURGESS

Service No: 443673
Born: Sydney NSW, 31 October 1925
Enlisted in the RAAF: 20 November 1943
Unit: No. 19 Replenishing Unit
Died: Illness, Townsville QLD, 26 November 1945, Aged 20 Years
Buried: Townsville Cemetery QLD
CWGC Additional Information: Son of James Gibson Burgess and Ena May Burgess, of Turramurra, New South Wales
Roll of Honour: Ku-ring-gai NSW
Remembered: Panel 114, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT
Remembered: Ku-ring-gai World War 2 Book of Remembrance, Gordon NSW

On 13 July 1945, Leading Aircraftman Burgess was admitted to Richmond Hospital, Queensland, where an operation was performed for appendectomy. He became seriously ill after the operation, and died at No. 3 Medical Receiving Station, Townsville, on 26 November 1945.


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records (RAAF Casualty Information compiled by Alan Storr (409804))
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/6/1226
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line

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