Born at Swan Creek, Warwick, Queensland, 1895. Son of James Burrell and Lucy Elizabeth Vernon, of Anduramba, Queensland. Worked as a Farmer. Served in the Militia for 12 months when he enlisted at Warwick, Queensland, on 20/08/1914.
His army records describe his as 5 foot 10 inches tall, 140 lbs weight, 32-35 inch chest size, blue eyes. light brown hair, Church of England religion. Served with the Australian Imperial Force. Evacuated from Gallipoli with dysentery. Proceeded to England on 29/09/1916, to reinforce the 24th Battalion. Transferred to the 31st Battalion, “D” Company. Wounded in action, on 28/09/1917. Gunshot wounds to arm and both legs. Awarded the Military Medal for “bravery in the field”, on 31/10/1917.
Died of pneumonia, at Endell Street, Military Hospital, London, on 30/04/1918, aged 23.
Buried at St Nicholas Churchyard, Beverley. His uncle and Aunt, Mr and Mrs Vernon, lived at 75 Beaver Road, Beverley and were present at his full Military funeral. His army effects were left to his mother, in Australia.