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Roy Loton

Driver

1st Field Artillery Brigade

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • 1914-15 Star
  • Military Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Simonii
  • Planted By: E. Gillies
  • Plaque: 2266

Additional Info

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Biography

Roy Loton was born in Ballarat and enlisted from there on17th June 1915. He was a slaughterman, 18 years old, and single. He joined the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, with Regimental No. 4875. He was employed as a horse driver. Later he was transferred to 1st Field Artillery Brigade. He was wounded in action in the fighting near Lihons, and died on 9th August, 1918. He is buried in the Adelaide Cemetery, near Villers-Bretonneux, France. He was awarded the Militry Medal for 'Consistent good work and devotion to duty, setting a fine example of gallantry and enthusiasm. (East of Ypres)'.
Tree No. 2266

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour