|Place of birth||Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|School||Broken Hill Public School, New South Wales|
|Address||40 Bromide Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||18|
|Next of kin||Mother, Mrs Annie Aulton, 40 Bromide Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 4 years in the Senior Cadets.|
|Place of enlistment||Newcastle, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||30th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/47/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||30th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Place of death or wounding||France|
|Age at death||19.2|
|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|
|Parents: Henry and Susan AULTON, 82 Bromide Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Sydney, 16 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 23 March 1916.
Proceeded to 30th Bn from 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; taken on strength, 30th Bn, Ferry Post, 1 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 16 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Posted missing, 20 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, 23 July 1917, pronounced that previous report of missing, now killed in action, 20 July 1916.
Statement, 2064 Pte W. HOLBERT, 30th Bn (patient, Bath War hospital, Bristol, England), 19 March 1917: 'Aulton was killed in between our line and the Germans on July 19th 1916 at Fromelles about 9 p.m. The Australians had captured the German trench and Aulton was carrying ammunition to them with me and another man (name unknown) when a high explosive shell burst in front of us, killing the other two and wounding me.'
Second statement, 2400 Pte V. McCORMACK, B Company, 30th Bn, 11 March 1917: '[T]he last time I saw him was retiring from the German trench to our own line. He was either killed or taken prisoner ... 'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Miscellaneous details||Mother's address subsequently, 82 Bromide Street, Broken Hill, New South Wales; then 'La Loma', 274 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, South Australia; then, 61 Finniss Street, Lower North Adelaide, South Australia|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, AULTON Vivian Henry
Red Cross file 160903