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Colin John BURTON

Regimental number3663
Date of birth25 December 1897
Place of birthWindsor, South Australia
SchoolMallala Primary School, South Australia
AddressMallala, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs A E Burton, Mallala, South Australia
Enlistment date3 January 1917
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/17/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 9 March 1919
Discharge date30 May 1919
Other detailsWar service: France, Belgium. Wounded, Ribmont; recovered, returned to duty. Injured by a shell, Villers-Bretonneux, 28 May 1916; invalided to American Hospital, thence to England.
Date of death7 May 1974
Place of burialEnfield Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia

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