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Arthur Nelham BURTON

Regimental number19047
Place of birthEpping New South Wales
OccupationFarmers' assistant
Address'Wenonah', Murray Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, F N Burton, 'Wenonah', Murray Street, Croydon, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 December 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 7, Battery 28
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/35/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollBombardier
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

Recommendation date: 11 June 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 3 March 1918

FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This man has rendered continuously good service as battery signaller, distinguishing himself by his courage and high example of devotion to duty. On one occasion, in the F.O.P., his officer was killed, but he continued to maintain communications with unflinching determination until he was relieved by another officer.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

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