Richard LINTON

Date of birth30 November 1861
Place of birthDalton, Dumfries, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia26
AddressNormanby Street, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation54
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith Sophia Linton, Normanby Street, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Scottish Borderers and London Scottish Volunteers; Colonel, 18th Brigade, Citizen Military Forces, Ballarat.
Rank on enlistmentCOL Brigadier
Unit nameBrigade 6, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollColonel
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Brigade Staff
FateDied at sea 2 September 1915
Place of death or woundingAegean Sea
Age at death from cemetery records54
Place of burialEast Mudros Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No 190), Greece
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Agnes LINTON; Wife: Edith Sophia Linton, Dalton, Normanby Street, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Family/military connectionsSon: Captain Richard Vivers LINTON, 57th Bn, returned to Australia, 7 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Dardanelles theatre.

Died of shock and exposure in water when ship, HT 'Southland', was torpedoed, 2 September 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, LINTON Richard