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Stephen Burton Way

Stephen Henry David Burton was born in Landsborough in 1894, and after moving to Albion, Brisbane and attending Windsor State School joined the Citizen Force (militia) and worked in Lakey Brothers’ Sawmill in Beaudesert. 

Within days of the outbreak of the First World War, he enlisted and became an original member of the 9th (Qld) Battalion. 
His service record notes:

A steady sober lad … he joined the 9th Battalion and left the shores of Queensland in the “Omrah” on September 24, 1914. 

He belonged to a military family hence he needed no second ‘call’ to take him to his colours.

The 9th Battalion was part of the first ANZAC landing party to set foot on the Gallipoli peninsula at dawn on April 25, 1915. 

Less than one month later, on 20 May 1915, Stephen was amongst 160 Australians killed following the Turkish counter attack at Gaba Tepe. 

He was just 20 years and 11 months old. 

Anzac Bridge memorial

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