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Alfred Charles BURTON

Regimental number4677
Place of birthFrankston, Victoria
SchoolFrankston State School, Victoria
AddressMornington Road, Frankston, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Minnie Burton, Mornington Road, Frankston, Victoria
Enlistment date28 February 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSecretary for 11 years of the Frankston Fire Brigade.
FateKilled in Action 6 November 1916
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death34
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialA.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot VII, Row D, Grave No. 4), Grass Lane, Flers, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah BURTON; husband of Minnie BURTON, Mornington Road, Frankston, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 2572 Pte Francis Roger BURTON, 1st Division Train, returned to Australia, 18 January 1919; 24454 Pte Edward James BURTON, 10th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 19 June 1919; Cousin: 22927 Gunner Ernest Richardson McCOMB, 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, died of disease, 9 January 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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