Other McBurneys

Other McBurneys

My grandfather, Charles Bernard B. McBurney (1890-1943), was a founder member and trumpeter with The Ballina Jazz Band. This band, founded by David Samuel Harris (aka "Kewpie Harris"), was one of Australia's earliest jazz ensembles, performing regularly from 1919 to 1951. Charles McBurney died during WW II while on active duty, helping to resist the attempted invasion of Australia by the military-fascist regime of Japan, and is buried in the Australian War Graves cemetery in Casino, NSW, Australia. My great-uncle Cecil C. Sexton (1916-1942) also fought Japanese colonialism and was killed during the Battle of Singapore; he is buried in Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore.

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Peter McBurney
Department of Informatics
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS

Email: peter.mcburney [at] kcl.ac.uk

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