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Burns, George Augustus (1899–?)

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George Augustus John Burns (1899–?), son of Amy Robinson and Charles Burns, was born on 3 May 1899 at Obley, New South Wales. He changed the spelling of his surname to Byrnes when he enlisted for World War I. He also fought in World War II and was one of about twenty Indigenous servicemen to fight in both world wars. In May 1924 he married Jessie Maxwell. He died on 6 November 1974 at Canberra, Australia

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'Burns, George Augustus (1899–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 28 May 2022.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

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  • Byrnes, George

3 May, 1899
Obley, New South Wales, Australia

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