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Hector BURTON

Regimental number3958
Place of birthBathurst New South Wales
SchoolSydney Grammar School, New South Wales
Other trainingUniversity of Sydney, NSW
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStudent
AddressCowper Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, J Burton, Cowper Street, Randwick, New South Wales
Enlistment date15 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 1, Reinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 10 April 1915
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of influenza on the eve of his return to Australia after 4 years' active service.
FateDied of disease 11 February 1919
Place of death or woundingEngland
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialBrookwood Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 6), Surrey, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
15
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Joseph and Agnes BURTON, 9 Cowper Street, Randwick, Sydney. Native of Bathurst
Family/military connectionsBrother: 339402 Gunner Allan Joseph, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 10 April 1919.

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