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Lionel George Fuller BURTON

Regimental number50
Place of birthBald Hill Flat, Otago, New Zealand
SchoolNormal School, Wellington, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia18
ReligionChurch of England
AddressNational Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinStep-Father, B J Fuller, National Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Wellington Rifles (Volunteers), New Zealand.
Enlistment date21 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name1st Field Company Engineers
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/20/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
FateDied of wounds 25 July 1916
Place of death or woundingPozieres, Somme Sector, France
Age at death20
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialPuchevillers British Cemetery (Plot II, Row B, Grave No. 14), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Jessie BURTON. Native of Wellington, New Zealand

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