|Place of birth||Cunnamulla, Queensland|
|School||Cunnamulla State School, Queensland|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||June Street, Cunnamulla, Queensland|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Evelyn Isobel Burton, Welsey Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Brisbane, Queensland|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||11th Light Horse Regiment, 19th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||10/16/3|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||11th Light Horse Regiment|
|Fate||Died of wounds
|Place of death or wounding||Palestine|
|Age at death||19|
|Age at death from cemetery records||19|
|Place of burial||Jerusalem War Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 20), Palestine|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: Frederick and Evelyn Isabel BURTON, Cunnamulla, Queensland|
|Family/military connections||Father: 2528 Pte Frederick George BURTON, 42nd Bn, returned to Australia, 27 August 1917.|
War Service: Egypt, Palestine.
Disembarked Suez, 20 June 1917; marched into Isolation Camp, Moascar, 20 June 1917.
Taken on strength, 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, 26 July 1917.
To 11th Light Horse Regiment, 14 September 1917; taken on strength, El Fara, 19 September 1917.
Wounded in action, Palestine, 13 November 1917; admitted to 5th Mounted Brigade Field Ambulance, 13 November 1917 (gun shot wound, wrist); transferred to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 13 November 1917; to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 13 November 1917; to 44th Stationary Hospital, Kantara, 15 November 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 16 November 1917; discharged to 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 27 November 1917.
To 11th Light Horse Regiment, 6 December 1917; taken on strength, 21 December 1917.
Admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 31 March 1918; transferred to 74th Casualty Clearing Station, 1 April 1917; discharged to duty, 3 April 1918; marched into 4th Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 4 April 1918.
To 11th Light Horse Regiment, 16 April 1918; taken on strength, 17 April 1918.
Wounded in action, 7 May 1918; admitted to 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 7 May 1918 (bomb wounds); transferred to Australian Receiving Station, 7 May 1918; died of wounds, 8 May 1918.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, BURTON William John|