Robert BURTON MM

BURTON , Robert

Service Number: 4451
Enlisted: 27 July 1915
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Greendale, Victoria, Australia, 1894
Home Town: Melton, Melton, Victoria
Occupation: Blacksmith
Died: Dandenong, Victoria, Australia, October 1964, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Springvale Garden of Remembrance & Crematorium, Victoria
Memorials: Melton War Memorial

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World War 1 Service

27 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4451, 5th Infantry Battalion
28 Jan 1916: Involvement Private, SN 4451, 5th Infantry Battalion
28 Jan 1916: Embarked Private, SN 4451, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Themistocles, Melbourne
18 Aug 1918: Honoured Military Medal, "The Last Hundred Days", Is recommended for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations East of PERONNE on the 18th September 1918. Sergeant Burton was in command of a platoon during the advance and by his leadership and initiative he forced his way over ground under terrific machine gun fire, and after very heavy fighting succeeded in reaching Sunken Road where he dug in. By his brilliant work a very valuable position was gained which greatly assisted an operation carried out by the battalion later in the day.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 135 Date: 11 December 1919
15 Aug 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 4451, 5th Infantry Battalion

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