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William BURTON

Regimental number34
Place of birthManchester, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFireman
AddressNewtown, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinWife, Mrs Katie Purton, 4 Missenden Road, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales
Enlistment date18 December 1916
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameSection 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Broad Gauge Railway Operating Company
FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 February 1949
Age at death75
Place of burialRookwood Cemetery, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURTON William

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