John Joseph (Jack) BARTON

BARTON, John Joseph

Service Numbers: 755, 755A
Enlisted: 9 March 1917, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 20th Infantry Battalion
Born: Drillham, Queensland, Australia, 12 September 1898
Home Town: Mudgeeraba, Gold Coast, Queensland
Schooling: Mudgeeraba State School, Queensland, Australia
Occupation: Railway porter
Died: Killed in Action, France, 31 August 1918, aged 19 years
Cemetery: Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension
IV. M. 4., Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Peronne, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

9 Mar 1917: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 755, Brisbane, Queensland
30 Oct 1917: Involvement Private, 755, 1st Machine Gun Company
30 Oct 1917: Embarked Private, 755, 1st Machine Gun Company, HMAT Aeneas, Melbourne
31 Aug 1918: Involvement Private, 755A, 20th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Enlisted with his TWIN brother 656B Pte. Daniel Barton. The two embarked, served and died together in France. Their older brother 759 Pte. William Edward Barton, 42nd infantry Battalion AIF also served and survived the Great War.