Bertie BRITTON

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BRITTON, Bertie

Service Number: 2793
Enlisted: 8 June 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Bridgewater, England, 1 April 1896
Home Town: Brompton, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 3 August 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial (South Australia), Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, HindmarshHB5*, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)*
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World War 1 Service

8 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2793, Keswick, South Australia
21 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2793, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of England, Adelaide
21 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2793, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
3 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2793, 4th Pioneer Battalion, Pozières

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Biography

"YOUNGEST OF SEVEN SOLDIER SONS.

Private B. Britton was killed in action in France on August 3. He was 20 years of age, and left Adelaide for the front on September 21, 1915. His parents (Mr. and Mrs. S. Britton), who reside at Hindmarsh, have seven sons serving in the fighting forces, and the son who has paid the supreme sacrifice is the youngest one out of the seven. He was greatly esteemed by all who came in contact with him, and his loss will be greatly felt. He was a member of the Brick, Tile, and Pottery Workers' Union." - from the Adelaide Daily Herald 30 Aug 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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