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Francis Maxswell BARTON

SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
Other trainingUniversity of Sydney, (law student)
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNyrangie, Gladesville, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Cecelia Flora Barton, Gladesville, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as a 2nd Lieutenant, 25th Infantry Battalion, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date9 October 1914
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name13th Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 11 August 1916
Place of death or woundingMouquet Farm, Pozieres, France
Date of death11 August 1916
Age at death23
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialSerre Road Cemetery (Plot VII, Row D, Grave No. 21), Beaumont-Hamel, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Henry Francis and Cecilia Flora BARTON, "Rothesay", Greenwich Road, Greenwich, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 2nd Lieutenant Robert Anthony BARTON, 45th Battalion, killed in action, Messines, 9 June 1917.

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