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VC641   Alexander Stewart Burton

BORN   20 January 1893

DIED   9 August 1915   AGE   22

VC Won   9 August 1915   AGE   22

Place VC Won   Lone Pine, Anzac sector, Gallipoli, Turkey

War/Campaign   First World War 1915

Name   Alexander Stewart Burton   No.   384   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   641   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Regiment 7th (Victoria) Battalion, AIF



Rank VC Won   Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Corporal

Place Of Birth   Kyneton, Victoria, Australia

Place Of Death   Near Jacob's Trench, Lone Pine, Gallipoli, Turkey

Buried/Location Ashes   Location unknown, Turkey


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   

Gazetted   15 October 1915

VC Presented   Registered post to his father, Alfred Edward Burton on the 12 January 1916


P  Named on Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

Named On Roll Of Honour, Panel 49, The Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Display, Hall of Valour, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Named on War Memorial, Lions Park, Euroa, Victoria, Australia

Memorial plaque, on Gum Tree, Euroa, Victoria, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Plaque, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, Australia

P  Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Queen Victoria Building, Sydney, NSW, Australia

Burton Street, Watson, A.C.T. Australia

Brass memorial plaque, Longwood, Victoria, Australia

Burton Bridge, Seven Greens, Euroa, Victoria, Australia

By The Way…

He was the first posthumous VC to be awarded to an Australian serviceman

Oak tree dedicated to his memory on 16 December 1934 by Lord Huntingfield, Governor of Victoria on Avenue of Honour, Euroa, Victoria, Australia, due to road works c. 1984 another tree was planted outside Euroa Civic Hall

VC Held By

Australian War Memorial, Hall of Valour, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia



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The First World War

Thank you to John and Judy Bartley for photos from Gallipoli

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