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Born in Warragul, Victoria and a Miner by trade, Andrew Richard Burmeister was 19 years and single when enlisted on the 13th of July 1915 in the 4th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement, Australian Imperial Force, with the rank of Private, Number 1537. His Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 'Ceramic' on the 23rd of November 1915.On the 28th of April 1916 transferred to 4th Field Artillery Brigade France ex 2nd DAC (Division Ammunition Column / Division Artillery Column) as Driver; admitted to hospital sick on the 4th of January 1917; Remustered Gunner on the 1st of May 1917; on the 22nd of September 1917 wounded in action. Wounded slightly and remaining at duty on the 17th of October 1917 and was listed as returned to Australia per 'Zealandia' on the 11th of May 1919 and Disembarked on the 28th of June 1919. Discharged from the 3rd Military District with the Termination of Period of Enlistment on the 22nd of August 1919. Tree No. 3273