George Henry BURTON

Regimental number476
Date of birth24 June 1897
Place of birthQuorn, South Australia
OccupationHorse driver
AddressQuorn, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.2
Height5' 5.5"
Weight128 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Burton, 23 Holland Street, Southwark, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 2 years in the Senior Cadets; transferred to the Citizen Military Forces; still serving at time of AIF enlistment. Previously rejected for AIF enlistment on account of defective vision.
Enlistment date9 August 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameMachine Gun Company 9, Reinforcement 6
AWM Embarkation Roll number24/14/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 22 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 19 February 1919
Discharge date25 June 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Commenced return to Australia from Liverpool on board HT 'Orca', 19 February 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Adelaide, 25 June 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death23 November 1957
Age at death60
Place of burialRSL Walls, Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURTON George Henry