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John William BURTON

Regimental number2886
Place of birthPyrton, nr Wellington, Oxfordshire, England
SchoolBoard School, Pyrton, nr Wellington, Oxfordshire, England
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionChurch of England
AddressYankalilla, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, William Burton, Pyrton, near Wallington, Oxfordshire, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date1 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name50th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/67/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 6 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll50th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 9 December 1917
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialMont Huon Military Cemetery (Plot V, Row D, Grave No. 4B), Le Treport, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Emily BURTON. Native of Pyrton, near, Watlington, Oxford, England
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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