1. Memorial:Chorley Cemetery
2. Book:The Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918

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Family :

Son of George Burnet, of 5, Upper Dicconson St., Wigan; husband of Alice Burnet, of Falmouth

Education & Career :

Medical Officer of Health Cornwall

Military :


Unit :Royal Army Medical Corps 2nd Wessex Field Ambulance 
Attached : 
Action :Accident 

Detail :

ROBERT BURNET, M.Sc., M.B., D.P.H.,M.O.H COUNTY OF CORNWALL. Dr. Robert Burnet,was serving as sanitary officer with the 1st Wessex Division at Exeter. He had joined tlhe Territorial Force at an early stage, and had served with the 2nd Wessex Field Ambulance, holding the rank of captain. In 1913 he was promoted major upon appointment as divisional sanitary officer. On mobilization he moved with the division first to Salisbury, and was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel at the early age of 39. He was riding in the neighbourhood of Exeter, where his Division was stationed, with a brother officer Col. H J. Mackav, when his horse was frightened by some colts in a field near the roadway and bolted and threw him, causing a fracture of the skull, which produced death in a few minutes. Robert Burnet received his education King William's College. Isle of Man and at University College, Liverpool, and graduated B.Sc. in the Victoria University in 1897 withl first class honours and a scholarship He had held the offices of Senior Steward in PHOENIX LODGE OF HONOUR & PRUDENCE No 331 in Truro and Junior Steward in the LOYAL CORNUBIAN CHAPTER, Royal Arch Masons. He left a wife and three young children. Sources; BMJ Obitituary 13/2/15 Ruvigny Vol I

Accidents were a minor factor in the casualty list. Our definition is deaths resulting from activities that were not directly associated with 'active service'. We have excluded Naval Accidents which are seperately identified because of their numbers and impact. Many accidents involved the aviators, operating at the the limits of technology.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Phoenix Lodge of Honor and Prudence No. 331 E.C.Cornwall

19th February 1912
18th March 1912
20th May 1912

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