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Charles James BURTON

Regimental number4378
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBricklayer
AddressMarine Parade, Double Bay, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, H N Burton, Marine Parade, Double Bay, New South Wales
Enlistment date22 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst running messages through barrages and under heavy sniping fire during attack near Westhoek on 20 September 1917.
Recommendation date: 25 September 1917

FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst running messages through barrages and under fire from some very accurate snipers, from Company Headquarters to Battalion Headquarters during attack on 20th September 1917 near WESTHOEK.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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