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Alexander Stewart Burton
Birth: Jan. 20, 1893
Kyneton
Macedon Ranges Shire
Victoria, Australia
Death: Aug. 9, 1915
Gallipoli
Canakkale, Turkey

World War I Victoria Cross Recipient. Born in Victoria, Australia, he served as a Corporal in the 7th Battalion, Australian Forces. In actions at Lone Pine Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, August 9, 1915, Corporal Burton with an officer and another Corporal, captured a trench which was being counter attacked by the enemy. As the enemy advanced up and blew up a sandbag barricade, Corporal Burton with his men repulsed the enemy and rebuilt the barricade. Twice more the enemy blew in the barricade, but although his officer was wounded, he held his ground, assisted by his other Corporal, maintained the position under heavy bombardment until he himself was killed by shell fire. For most prestigious gallantry in the face of the enemy, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac
Gallipoli
Canakkale, Turkey
Plot: Memorial 28 (No Known Grave)
 
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Record added: Sep 18, 2004
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Alexander Stewart Burton
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Rest in peace old chap.
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 Added: May. 24, 2016

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