John Rickatson BURTON

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BURTON, John Rickatson

Service Number: 4040
Enlisted: 1 September 1915
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 11th Infantry Battalion
Born: Perth, WA, 1897
Home Town: South Perth, South Perth, Western Australia
Schooling: Christian Brothers College Perth
Occupation: Records Clerk Agricultural Dept.
Died: Killed In Action, Pozieres, France, 25 July 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 4040, 11th Infantry Battalion
22 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, SN 4040, 11th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières
22 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, SN 4040, 11th Infantry Battalion, RMS Mongolia, Fremantle

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of Robert and Mary BURTON of 25 Lyall Street, South Perth, WA

"He had delivered a message from the front line to his battalion headquarters, and had left on his return jouney.  He was never heard of after this.  He had proved himself a real man among men."