Alexander Stewart Burton VC was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 18 August 1914, and embarked with the 7th Battalion, on 19 October 1914. He was appointed Lance-Corporal on 10 July 1915 for "having volunteered and taken part in the forcing of Saphead D21 in the face of the enemy". He was awarded the VC for the following act:
Burton was subsequently Mentioned in Despatches by General Sir Ian Hamilton on 28 January 1916.
His Victoria Cross is displayed at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, Australia.