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Richard Harry BURTON

Regimental number959
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
SchoolState School, Lithgow St, Abbotsford, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationSaddler
Address95 Elizabeth Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen Burton, 95 Elizabeth Street, Richmond, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date15 September 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentCorporal
Unit name14th Battalion, H Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularName given on RoH circular as Richard Harvey BURTON.
FateKilled in Action 29 April 1915
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*Harry spelt Harvey
Place of death or woundingQuinn's Post, Gallipoli, Turkey
Date of death29 April 1915
Age at death22
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialCourtney's and Steel's Post Cemetery (Special Memorial 21), Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
71
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Eleanor BURTON, 94 Elizabeth Street, North Richmond, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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