George Alexander Burnett, DCM and bar, Black Watch

There are at least 2 George Alexander Burnett commission. One was commissioned in 1914 to KRRC and ASC, and it is not him. A Burnett with DCM and bar in Black Watch is what is required, and this is the only man. However I cannot get a commission date, but LG does have him as Lt

1894 Jan 9 Born Lanarkshire, Scotland. His father is a Tramway Company Foreman

1901 census at Wortley de Leeds St John, Yorkshire

1911 census at 133 Belle Vue Road Leeds

1915 Jun 30 DCM Gazetted

1916 Jan 21. Bar to DCM gazetted. The undermentioned have: been awarded a Clasp to their Distinguished Conduct Medal for subsequent acts of bravery:— 2536 Acting Serjeant G. Burnett, 1st Battalion, Royal Highlanders. For conspicuous gallantry near Hulluch on 13th October, 1915. When in charge of a platoon he displayed brilliant leadership in bringing it up first to the German wire and, under cover of smoke, setting an example by pulling up the stakes of the entanglement, until he fell severely wounded. (The Distinguished Conduct Medal was awarded in Gazette dated 30th June, 1915, page 6364.)

1917 Apr 30 Commissioned 2nd Lt in Royal Highlanders

1920 Jan 31. R. Highlanders.— The undermentioned Lts. retire, receiving a gratuity. G. Burnett, D.C.M..

1920 Oct 25. Joined ADRIC with service no 839. Posted to C Coy

1921 Jun 13 On guard at Leconsfield House. Arrested a man for graffiti

1922 Jan 14. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1948 Oct 16. Black Watch. Lt. (War Subs. Capt.) G. BURNETT, D.C.M. (60104), having exceeded the age limit of liability to recall, ceases to belong to the Res. of Offrs., 16th Oct. 1948, and is granted the hon. rank of Maj.

1962 Jun 1 Died on MIC

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