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Frank Sydney BARTON

Regimental number10018
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address'Heatherlea', Lawrence Street, Freshwater, Manly, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinSister, Mrs L Fletcher, Old Bank, Moree, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 31 October 1917

FateReturned to Australia 16 June 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On 11th October, 1917, in the vicinity of BELLEWARDE RIDGE, east of YPRES, while getting a gun out of a shell hole, the party came under very heavy shell fire. A number of men and horses were wounded. Gunner BARTON immediately took charge, had the wounded dressed and removed to a place of safety, re-organised his party and by his own sterling work and example extricated and removed his guns. His work throughout has been a splendid example of devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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