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Clarke Colquhoun BURTON

SchoolUniversity High School, Melbourne, Victoria
Other trainingCarlton College, Melbourne, Victoria
AddressTynong, Bay Road,Sandringham, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinCaptain F C Burton, Tynong, Bay Road, Sandringham, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date23 April 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name7th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


D.O.I.(Died of injuries ?) 14 December 1918.
Recommendation date: 28 December 1918

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularSon of Captain FC Burton who commanded the Glasgow Shipping Company's ship "Loch Katrine" which traded between England and Australia in 1869. Captain CC Burton was Secretary for 2 years of the Melbourne Horticultural Society.
FateDied of disease 14 December 1918
Place of death or woundingLondon, England
Age at death35
Place of burialSalisbury (London Road) Cemetery (Row K, Grave No. 88), Wiltshire
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Francis and Mary BURTON, "Tynowg", Bay Road, Sandingham, Victoria

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