Rev. William E. BURKITT
Agnes E.
Harry KNIGHT, Esq.
Cornelia GREEN
Walter Marcus Holmes BURKITT
Angelina Mary KNIGHT

Herbert William BURKITT


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Margery GREEN

  • Hermione BURKITT
  • Charmian BURKITT
  • David BURKITT
  • Shirley BURKITT
  • Elizabeth BURKITT

Herbert William BURKITT

  • Born: 1889, Central Cumberland, N.S.W., Australia 1
  • Married: 1919, Bath, Somerset, England 2
  • Died: 17 May 1959, 24 Stanley St., Chatswood, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia 3 4

  Research Notes:

"Burkitt worked as a fitter and turner for the Colonial Sugar Refining Co before joining the Australian Imperial Force in 1916 and serving in Egypt and France. After the war ended he returned to the Colonial Sugar Refining Co at Pyrmont. He later moved to the company's drawing office at O'Connell Street, Sydney where he became Chief Refinery Design Engineer. He retired from this position in 1953 and was later employed by MacDonald Wagner & Biddle as an engineer overseeing bulk grain storage and shipment at Newcastle and Geelong. He spent time in Hawaii observing bulk sugar handling. He was employed as site engineer and then manager of the first Australian bulk sugar terminal in Mackay from 1957 until 1959 when he retired. Burkitt died later that year." 6 7


"BURKITT, Herbert William.—May 17, 1959, at 24 Stanley Street, Chatswood, beloved husband of Margery and loving father of Hermione, Charmian (Mrs Warren Bryden-Brown), David, Shirley (Mrs Keith Storey) and Elizabeth (Mrs Douglas, Hamilton)."

  Marriage Information:

Herbert married Margery GREEN in 1919 in Bath, Somerset, England 2. (Margery GREEN was born about 1894 and died on 15 Jun 1989 in Gordon, New South Wales, Australia 5.)


1 NSW Registry BDM (births), 18498/1889.

2 England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005, Bath district, 3rd Quarter, vol. 5c, p. 1344.

3 NSW Registry BDM (deaths), 10842/1959.

4 The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday, May 19, 1959.

5 The Ryerson Index, citing SMH, 17 Jun 1989. death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers:

6 Australian National University, Archives, Deposit Z616.

7 The A.I.F. Project.

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