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BurnettJ J3416Private1st Battalion
Demise: Died of disease - enteric fever 26 May 1900
Place: Ladysmith. General Hospital
Source: In Memoriam by S Watt
Gloucestershire Regiment
BurnettJ L YLieutenantSeverely injured. Pietersburg, 27 November 1901
2nd Battalion. Accident. Fall from horse
Source: South African Field Force Casualty Roll
Gordon Highlanders
BurnettJ M100DriverServed 30 Sep 99 to 31 May 02.
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Natal Field Artillery
BurnettJ M100DrQSA (5)
Source: List of QSAs with the clasp Elandslaagte
Natal Field Artillery
BurnettJ RSource: WO100/279Cape Government Railways
BurnettJ WEngine Room ArticiferQSA (0). Ref: 268.364.
Source: QSA medal rolls
HMS Monarch
BurnettJames23643PrivateSource: QSA Medal Rolls20th Company, 6th Btn, IY
BurnettJames572 CorporalSource: Nominal roll in WO127Durban Light Infantry
BurnettJames34526Lance CorporalSource: QSA Medal Rolls71st Company, 18th Btn, IY
BurnettJohn4804SergeantCoronation Contigent,
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry
BurnettJohn1902Private3rd RPR
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Railway Pioneer Regiment
BurnettJohn30035PrivateSource: Nominal roll in WO127Rand Rifles
BurnettJohn1902Private1st RPR
Source: Nominal roll in WO127
Railway Pioneer Regiment
BurnettJohn1902Source: Attestation papers. See image on this site.Railway Pioneer Regiment
BurnettJohn ChaplynCaptainBURNETT, JOHN CHAPLYN, Captain, was born 24 December 1863, son of Charles Mountford Burnett and Emily Jane Chaplyn. He was educated privately. He entered the Army 15 February 1884; became Captain, 1893; served in the South African War 1900-1902, as Captain, first in the Pompoms, afterwards as Staff Officer, Dynamite Factory, Middelfontein, near Johannesburg; taking part in the operations in the Transvaal in May and June, 1900, including actions near Johannesburg and Pretoria; during operations in the Transvaal, east of Pretoria, July to 29 November 1900, including action at Reit Vlei; during operations in the Transvaal, April to September 1901, and October 1901, to May 1902; during operations in the Orange River Colony; operations on the Zululand Frontier of Natal. He was mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 10 September 1901]; received the Queen's Medal with three clasps; the King's Medal with two clasps, and was created a Companion of the Distinguished Service Order [London Gazette, 27 September 1901]: "John Chaplyn Burnett, Captain, Royal Garrison Artillery. In recognition of services during the operations in South Africa". The Insignia were presented by the King 18 December 1902; the Warrant sent 6 January 1903. He became Major 1 October 1902, and retired from the Royal Garrison Artillery 5 May 1909, and joined the Reserve of Officers. Major Burnett took part in the European War, 1914-1917. Commanded Garrison Artillery Company at Pembroke Dock, 1914-1915; volunteered for Khartoum, Sudan, 1915; was invalided home. Served in Ministry of Munitions as Safety Service Officer in No 1 NFF, Leeds. DSO, OBE (m), QSA (3) CC OFS Joh (Maj RA), KSA (2) (Capt RGA), BWM. Haywards 1978 £375.
Source: DSO recipients (VC and DSO Book)
Royal Garrison Artillery
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