|Place of birth||Horwich, England|
|Address||Geraldton, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||22.2|
|Next of kin||Father, Bennett Warburton, 3 Goodman Terace, Houselet, Leeds, Yorks, England|
|Previous military service||Nil (previously rejected for enlistment on account of rheumatism)|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||51st Battalion, 9th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/68/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||51st Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'During a counter-attack by his Battalion on strong enemy positions South of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX on night 24th/25th April 1918 this man who is a Company Signaller, when his Platoon Lewis Gun Team became casualties, seized the Lewis gun and personally organised a new team to carry ammunition. He used the gun repeatedly upon the enemy, inflicting heavy losses. When his company reached the final position and were consolidating he went forward with the Lewis gun on a fighting patrol engaging parties of the enemy and bringing back valuable information concerning their movements. All this work was carried out under heavy machine gun and rifle fire. His bravery and devotion to duty under heavy fire was of the highest order.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
War service: Western Front
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Nestor', 12 December 1918; discharged (wounded: gun shot wound, left shoulder, severe), Perth, 2 March 1919.
Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory MedalAlso served in World War II: Service No W67905.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, WARBURTON Herbert|