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William Thomas BURTON

Regimental number10387
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolCentral State School, Richmond, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
Address81 Flevill Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, W T Burton, 81 Flevill Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed as a Signaller in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date22 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 4, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/32/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
FateDied of wounds 6 September 1917
Place of death or woundingZillebeke, near Ypres, Belgium
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialReninghelst New Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row G, Grave No. 20), Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Louisa BURTON, 17 Buckingham Street, Richmond, Victoria
Family/military connectionsCousin: Dudley JORDAN.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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