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Herbert Leslie Burton


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Serial No. 1135

18th Battalion & Army Service Corps


Herbert Leslie Burton - Information

Herbert Leslie was the third youngest son of William James and Emily Miriam Burton, whom had moved to Campbelltown from Sydney. After his father died, his mother remarried William McKenzie. Emily then moved to Percy St in Ingleburn with her family including Herbert, where he worked as a farmer. Herbert was the first of his brothers to sign up, enlisting on the 10th of February 1915 when he was 21 years old. Originally placed with the 18th Battalion, he left Sydney aboard the HMAT Ceramic on the 25th of June 1915. Herbert landed in Egypt, and on the 13th of September was appointed Driver with the Australian Army Service Corps. In March 1916, he was transferred from the 29th to the 10th Company Service Corps.

Herbert transported men and material to where they were needed, and in June 1916 his unit joined the British forces in France. Herbert served with the ASC for the remainder of the war. He left Devonport for Australia on the 21st of March 1919, and returned to his family in Ingleburn whom were mourning the loss of his brother Harold. Herbert married Campbelltown local Esther May Williamson at St Barnabas'€™ in Ingleburn on the 23rd of October 1920.