Burton, Wallace Floyd.

Biography

k-Burton, Wallace Floyd b. August 11, 1901, Mull, Randolph County, near Winchester, Randolph County, Indiana;, father Walter David Burton (1878-1958), mother Mary Elizabeth (Shaver) Burton (1874-1901, died while giving birth to Wallace Burton); Prior Service in the US Marine Corps (?) 3 ½ years; Single; Seaman and Bridgeman; CP December 1936; Received Passport# 365211 on February 3, 1937 which listed his address as 324 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio; Sailed February 20, 1937 aboard the Ile de France; Arrived in Spain March 17, 1937; Attended the first OTS class; XV BDE, Washington BN, Co. 1, Section 3, Section Leader, Sargento; Lincoln-Washington BN, Company 1, Adjutant promoted to Company Commander after wounding of Charlie Nusser at Belchite; Killed in action at 8:30 am on September 2, 1937, at Belchite; He was killed by a bullet to the chest from a sniper, There is a memorial to Burton in Woodlawn Cemetery, Maxville, Randolph County, Indiana along with his mother and brother; Spoke English and Spanish.
Sibling: Twin Brother Wilbur Burton (1901-1956).
Source: Scope of Soviet Activity; Americans; Americans and Canadians Killed in Spain Complete list to November 15, 1937; Washington; RGASPI; USSDA 2:0433, 53:0126. Letter from S. H. Abramson to Mildred Bennett, Hoover Library, Mildred Bennett Collection; Find-A-Grave# 81285845. Code A
Photograph: Wallace Burton, Passport Photograph; and below from left to right: Peter Hampkins (facing formation) Edward Cecil-Smith, Wallace Burton, Unidentified, Walter Garland and Hans Amlie, Peter Carroll Collection.
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