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Francis James BURTON

Regimental number379
Place of birthMinyip, Victoria
SchoolState School, Minyip, Victoria
AddressNullan, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Burton, Nullan, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 19th Light Horse Regiment, Citizen Military Forces, Minyip, Victoria.
Enlistment date22 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Recommendation date: 9 September 1915


Recommendation date: "1-2 September 1915"

Other details from Roll of Honour CircularEnlisted 22 August 1914; embarked 20 October 1914. Served in Egypt, Gallipoli, Sinai, Palestine.
FateKilled in Action 31 October 1917
Place of death or woundingBeersheba, Egypt
Age at death23
Place of burialBeersheba War Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 31), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Mary BURTON, Nullan, Victoria

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