Second Lieutenant Francis James Burton

Service Number 379
Birth Date 09 May 1894
Birth Place Australia: Victoria, Minyip
Death Date 31 October 1917
Death Place Ottoman Empire: Palestine
Final Rank Second Lieutenant
Units

Francis James Burton was born at Minyip, Victoria and worked as a farmer before the outbreak of the First World War. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 22 August 1914 at Broadmeadows, Victoria. Burton departed Melbourne aboard HMAT Wiltshire on 19 October 1914. He served with the Australian Light Horse in the Middle East. Francis Burton died on 31 October 1917 and is buried at Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.

Rolls

  • Roll of Honour

    Rank
    Second Lieutenant
    Fate
    Killed in action
    Date of Fate
    Service
    Australian Army
    Unit
    4th Australian Light Horse Regiment
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918
  • First World War Embarkation Roll

    Rank
    Private
    Place of Embarkation
    Melbourne
    Embarkation Ship
    HMAT Wiltshire A18
    Date of Embarkation
    19 October 1914
    Conflict
    First World War, 1914-1918

Honours & Awards

Timeline

Date of birth 1894
Date of embarkation 1914-10-19
Date of recommendation honour or award 1916-02-15
Date of death 1917-10-31

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