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Regimental number1
Date of birth9 July 1882
Place of birthBury, Lancashire, England
Place of birthLancashire, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationForeman plumber and gasfitter
AddressChesham, Prospect Hill, Canterbury, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Height5' 6.5"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Beta Barton, Chesham, Prospect Hill, Canterbury, Victoria
Previous military serviceSergeant, Lancashire Fusiliers (12 years' service)
Enlistment date24 July 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameMining Corps Headquarters
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 20 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollWarrant Officer (Class I)
Unit from Nominal RollTunnelling Companies Details
FateReturned to Australia 10 March 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Agnes BARTON
Discharge date26 July 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 May 1916, and entrained the same day; detrained Hazebrouck, 8 May 1916.

On leave, 1 July 1916; rejoined unit, 8 July 1916.

Attached to Assistant Provost Marshal, No 1 Field Detention Camp, 9 October 1916.

Admitted to No 1 Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 22 November 1916 (influenza); transferred to England, 27 November 1916; to No 2 Southern General Hospital, Bristol, 29 November 1916 (influenza and debility, severe); to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Southall, 6 December 1916; discharged to furlough, 12 December 1916; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 28 December 1916 (class B1A).

Marched out of No 1 Command Depot, 3 February 1917; attached to No 4 "D" Group, Codford, 5 February 1917.

Taken on strength of Permanent Cadre, 3rd Training Bn, Codford, 7 November 1917.

Ceased duty with 3rd Training Bn, 14 December 1917, and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, the same day.

Commenced return to Australia from London on board HT 'Durham Castle', 10 March 1918; trans-shipped to HT 'Orontes', Capetown, 19 April 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 10 May 1918; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit: valvular disorder of the heart), 26 July 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death8 March 1938
Age at death55
Place of burialCremated: Stockport Crematorium, England
SourcesNAA: B2455, BARTON Percy

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