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David BARTON

Regimental number1520
Place of birthFolkestone, Kent, England
SchoolDover Road Board School, Folkestone, Kent, England
Age on arrival in Australia34
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressGPO, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinSister, Mrs J Twynne, Gascoyne Road, Dover, England
Previous military serviceEnlisted in the 2nd Battalion, Royal West Kent Regiment, 5 December 1895; discharged to Reserve (Colombo), 15 October 1903; discharged from Reserve (Hong Kong), 5 December 1907. Medals: Tirah Campaign (2 Clasps); Queen's South Africa (4 Clasps); King's (2 Clasps).
Enlistment date22 April 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularWorked in Hong Kong, 1903-8; in Peking (as Chief Constable, British Legation), 1909. Gassed in France; died at Kitchener Hospital, Brighton, England.
FateDied of disease 18 March 1917
Place of death or woundingFrance
Date of death18 March 1917
Age at death41
Place of burialBrighton Borough Cemetery (Row ZIX, Grave No 51), Suzzex
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
160

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