Service Number: 379

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Unit: 4th Australian Light Horse Regiment

Service: Australian Army

Conflict: First World War, 1914-1918

Date of death: 31 October 1917

Place of death: Palestine, Ottoman Empire

Cause of death: Killed in action

Place of association: Minyip, Australia

Cemetery or memorial details: Beersheba War Cemetery, Beersheba, Israel

Source: AWM145 Roll of Honour cards, 1914-1918 War, Army

Location on the Roll of Honour

Francis James Burton's name is located at panel 4 in the Commemorative Area at the Australian War Memorial (as indicated by the poppy on the plan).

Plan of Commemorative area showing which panel the name Francis James Burton's is located

Roll of Honour name projection

Francis James Burton's name will be projected onto the exterior of the Hall of Memory on:

  • Fri 17 April, 2015 at 2:27 am
  • Mon 1 June, 2015 at 6:24 pm
  • Mon 13 July, 2015 at 4:35 am
  • Thu 27 August, 2015 at 12:34 am
  • Mon 19 October, 2015 at 12:41 am
  • Mon 21 December, 2015 at 2:39 am
  • Tue 16 February, 2016 at 11:50 pm
  • Mon 11 April, 2016 at 4:12 am
  • Thu 26 May, 2016 at 8:39 pm
  • Thu 7 July, 2016 at 6:04 am

These dates and times are estimates. Please note that previous advised times on this site have recently been changed to ensure that early evening projections are clearly visible and not affected by twilight. The actual time of projection could also change as a result of weather and other factors, so it is advisable to check closer to the date. In the rare event of a temporary loss of electrical power, the names scheduled for display in that period will not appear until the next time listed.

Read more about the Roll of Honour name projections

Personal Service Records

For information on the service records of those who served in the First World War please see Australian Service Records from World War I on the National Archives of Australia website.

War Graves

The Office of Australian War Graves has the location and other information about war graves and memorials. Search the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for details about First and Second World War graves.

Roll of Honour Certificate

Roll of honour certificates are available from the Orientation Gallery for $5.40 each.

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