Ernest Wilfred BURTON

Regimental number128
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
SchoolKing's College, Auckland, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia21
ReligionChurch of England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, -- Burton, 44 York place, Dunedin, NZ
Previous military serviceServed in the King's College Cadets; then moved into the College Rifles (a corps of Old Collegeians), NZ Territorial Force.
Enlistment date18 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularKilled in an aeroplane accident in Montrose, Scotland.
FateDied as a result of accident 4 April 1918
Place of death or woundingMontrose, Scotland
Age at death25
Place of burialMontrose (Sleepy Hillock) Cemetery (A7, 36), Scotland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Ellen BURTON, Auckalnd, New Zealand