Biography

Birth date: 1894
Birth place: Australia: Victoria, Minyip
Death date: 31 October 1917
Death place: Palestine
Final rank: Second Lieutenant
Service number: 379 - First World War, 1914-1918
Unit: 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment

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.

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Rolls and Awards

  • Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Date of Death: 31 October 1917
  • Unit: 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Rank: Private
  • Date of embarkation: 19 October 1914
  • Place of embarkation: Melbourne
  • Unit: 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Unit: 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Unit: 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Unit: 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Unit: 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918
  • Unit: 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment
  • Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

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