Henry Mackay Burrell, RAN

Born  13 Aug 1904Wentworth Falls, New South Wales, Australia
Died  9 Feb 1988(83)Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia


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Ranks

1 Jan 1918 Cadet
15 May 1922 Mid.
15 Sep 1924 A/S.Lt.
15 Apr 1925 S.Lt.
15 Jul 1926 Lt.
15 Jul 1934 Lt.Cdr.
30 Jun 1940 Cdr.
8 Apr 1946 A/Capt.
30 Jun 1946 Capt.
7 Jul 1953 Rear-Admiral
23 Feb 1955 A/Rear-Admiral
24 Feb 1959 Vice-Admiral

Decorations

23 Feb 1943 Mentioned in Despatches (MID)
1 Jan 1955 CBE
1 Jan 1959 CB
11 Jun 1960 KBE

Warship Commands listed for Henry Mackay Burrell, RAN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
HMAS Norman (G 49)Cdr.Destroyer15 Sep 194122 Jun 1943
HMAS Bataan (I 91)Cdr.Destroyer16 Apr 19456 Oct 1946

Career information

Transferred to the Emergency List on 24 February 1962.

Events related to this officer

Destroyer HMAS Norman (G 49)


21 Oct 1942
HMAS Norman (Cdr. H.M. Burrell, RAN) picks up 14 survivors from the British merchant Empire Nomad that was torpedoed and sunk eight days earlier by German U-boat U-159 about 230 nautical miles south of Cape Point, Cape Colony.


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