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3485   Private Thomas Burton
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 13/01/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/08/1878
Died: 02/07/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 36
Thomas Burton was the youngest son of David and Mary Jane Burton. He was born on 30th August 1878 in the Benburb area. He was only nine months old when his father died. The family later moved to Belfast. Thomas was a flax yarn bundler. Private Thomas Burton was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Friday 2nd July 1915 at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Helles Memorial
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Panel 97-10
CWGC Casualty 696621
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Burton family Lists Thos J as age 20 living with the family at house 264 in Cupar Street, Falls Ward, Antrim
2 1911 Census lists Burton family Lists Thomas James as age 29 living with the family at house 62 in Kashmir Road, Falls, Antrim
3 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
4 WW1 - Eglish Roll of Honour Information about Thomas Burton
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023