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Frank Charles BURTON

Regimental number1115
Date of birth24 September 1892
Place of birthLondon, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address72B Mare Street, Hackney, London, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinSister, C Burton, 72B Mare Street, Hackney, London, England
Enlistment date4 March 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll4 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 November 1917
Discharge date12 June 1918
Family/military connectionsUncle: 1113 Pte Henry James BURTON, 23rd Bn, died of wounds at Gallipoli, 30 November 1915.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Admitted to 6th Field Ambulance, Gallipoli, 28 September 1915 (diarrhoea); transferred by HS 'Gloucester Castle' to Malta, and admitted to hospital, 1 October 1915. Discharged from hospital and embarked for Egypt on board HT 'Lake Manitoba', 2 December 1915.

Wounded in action, France, 28 July 1916; rejoined Bn, 12 August 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 29 July 1916.

Wounded in action (2nd occasion), 23 August 1916 (gun shot wound, left shoulder); transferred to England, 31 August 1916, and admitted to 2nd Southern General Hospital, Bristol (wound severe). Marched in to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth from No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 31 October 1916. Proceeded overseas to France, 15 February 1917; rejoined Bn, 2 March 1917.

Wounded in action (3rd occasion), 3 May 1917 (gun shot wound, right arm, severe); transferred to England, 19 May 1917, and admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, 20 May 1917.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 1 November 1917; disembarked, 3 Janmuary 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death9 January 1973
Age at death80
Place of burialSpringvale Crematorium, Victoria

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