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Thomas Brown Orton

Name on Board TB Orton
Name on Service
Thomas Brown  Orton
Enlistment Age 34
Occupation Grocer
Place of Birth Bendigo, Vic
Next of Kin Mrs May Orton
Address Murdoch St, California Gully, Bendigo, Vic
Marital Status S
Enlistment Date 22/02/1915
Service No. 211
Enlistment Place Melbourne, Vic
Embarkation Place Melbourne
Embarkation Date 10/05/1915
Embarkation Ship HMAT Euripides A14
Unit on Embarkation 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Date of Death 16/09/1917
Unit on Death 2nd Australian Division Salvage Company
Rank on Death Private
Cause of Death Died of Wounds
Place of Wounding/
Hell Fire Corner, Ypres, Belgium (exhumed from original grave and reinterred)
Cemetery or Memorial The Huts Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Additional Information Red Cross Files note that Thomas Orton was a Grocer in Williamstown. His will notes that his brother, Charles Craig Orton lives at Yarraville, Vic. On 16 September 1917, aged 37, he was wounded in an ammunition explosion in a trench at Hell Fire Corner and died in hospital later that day. Australian War Memorial photo P03483.034 is of the original grave of Private Thomas Orton, taken by his Lieutenant.  He was reburied at The Huts Cemetery, Dickebusch, Belgium. His name appears on the North Williamstown Presbyterian Church (now St Stephens).
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