Awards & Winners

Alexander Burton

Date of Birth 20-January-1893
Place of Birth Kyneton
(Australia, Victoria)
Nationality Australia, United Kingdom
Profession Soldier
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.

Awards by Alexander Burton

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Victoria Cross
(In recognition of most conspicuous bravery that took place on 9th August, 1915 as Lance Corporal of the 7th Battalion, AIF during the First World War. Posthumously awarded.)