|Place of birth||Sheffield, Yorkshire, England|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Wilcannia, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||31|
|Next of kin||Father, Wilton Dalton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, England|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Liverpool, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A72 Beltana on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||30th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 2), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Brother of Basil I. DALTON of Morton, Gainsborough England. Town: Wilcannia, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 9 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 11 December 1915.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Reported missing in action, 20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 23 July 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Red Cross File No 870607 has statement from 1331 Pte T.J. CLANCY, 30th Bn (patient, Woodcote Hospital), 5 October 1916: 'Dalton was wounded in the arm at Fleurbaix. Informant tied it up. the (sic) German (sic) subsequently flooded the trench, and many wounded were drowned. Dalton may have been one of these. Our forces retired from the trench about 6 a.am next morning.'
Second statement, 1348 PteF.H. McGEE, D Company, 30th Bn, 23 November 1916: 'He was killed at Fleurbaix on July 19th. in the charge. Capt. Cheeseman of B. Co. gave me this information.'
Third statement, 1000 Lance Corporal Percy WRIGHT, D Company, 30th Bn (patient, Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham, England), 11 November 1916: 'On 20th July 1916 at about 6 p.m. at Fromelles we retired. Dalton, who was in my section was, according to information given to me by men in the company, last seen alive but wounded in the German trench. It was believed he was taken prisoner.'Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DALTON Witton Kenworthy
Red Cross file 870607