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William John BURTON

Regimental number2364
Place of birthCunnamulla, Queensland
SchoolCunnamulla State School, Queensland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressJune Street, Cunnamulla, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Height5' 8"
Weight118 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Evelyn Isobel Burton, Welsey Street, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 March 1917
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 May 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of wounds 8 May 1918
Place of death or woundingPalestine
Age at death19
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialJerusalem War Cemetery (Row H, Grave No. 20), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Frederick and Evelyn Isabel BURTON, Cunnamulla, Queensland
Family/military connectionsFather: 2528 Pte Frederick George BURTON, 42nd Bn, returned to Australia, 27 August 1917.
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, BURTON William John

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