Clifford Lionel HOLTON

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HOLTON, Clifford Lionel

Service Number: 2167
Enlisted: 15 March 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Richmond, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Richmond, Yarra, Victoria
Schooling: North Richmond Public School, Richmond, Victoria
Occupation: Mantlepiece Maker
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 13 August 1915
Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, ANZAC
Plot 111, Row G, Grave 54 Headstone inscription reads: An ANZAC Brave in an ANZAC grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2167, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
25 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2167, 5th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2167, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Benjamin and Mary Elizabeth Holton of 12 Appleton Street, Richmond, Vic.; borther of Joseph Herbert Oliver Holton who returned to Australia on 15 January 1919 having served with the 24th Battalion and Robert Frank Holton who returned to Australia on 24 November 1919 having served with the 59th Battalion

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Also a member of the Boy Scouts as a Patrol Leader