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Burdus, Stanley George

1139 DSO, MID Lieut 20th Bn.

Born Parramatta NSW, CoE. Enlisted 27 March 1915 age 24, Loco cleaner. Nok mother, Mrs Burdus Marsden St, Parramatta. Embarked at Sydney 26 June 1915 per A35 Berrima. Served in France 1917-1918. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order. In 1962 the Secretary of the Cottesloe RSL sub-branch wrote inquiring about the DSO of a sub-branch member, Stanley Burdus. His name is on the Cottesloe RSL Supplementary Honour Board. 1914-1915 Star, BWM and VM, DSO Citation: ‘For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When sent forward with his company to secure the ground held by another company which had suffered heavy casualties, he showed excellent leadership. He reorganised the details of this company and established a good line of posts. Seeing two machine guns which were causing him heavy casualties he single-handed rushed them and shot the crews with his revolver at point-blank range and captured the guns, this enabling his men to advance.’ The MID was in Sir Douglas Haig’s despatch of 8 November 1918.