Leonard Jamieson BURTON

Regimental number7463
Date of birth14 October 1895
Place of birthYankalilla, South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBank clerk
AddressYorketown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21.7
Height5' 9.5"
Weight154 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E R Burton, Yorketown, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the 78th Infantry, Citizen Military Forces; left the district.
Enlistment date7 July 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll9 May 1917
Place of enlistmentPort Lincoln, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 30 October 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Pay Corps
FateReturned to Australia 6 October 1919
Discharge date22 December 1919
Family/military connectionsBrother: 619A Lance Corporal Robert Venn BURTON, 43rd Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Wounded in action, 30 July 1918 (gun shot wound, right shoulder: severe).

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Pakeha', 6 October 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Adelaide, 22 December 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 February 1974
Age at death78
Place of burialCentennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURTON Leonard Jamieson