1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
02/07/1915 (Killed in Action)
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.
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.