D.S.M. (GV1), 1939/45 Star, Africa Star, Italy Star, France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal
Si. B. At. E.J. Burton
L.G. 25/1/1945 'For gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty under heavy and continuous fire from the enemy during the landings on the Italian mainland.'
Recommendation stated 'This rating was serving in L.S.65 which succeeded in entering the harbour and beaching while under continuous shell and mortar fire. The ship was hit many times and suffered some 40 casualties. S.B.A. Burton took complete charge of first aid arrangements and by his courage and devtion to duty.'
Operation Ferdy 'The assault by 251 Brigade on Vibo Valencia Marina, some 25 miles behind the German Line, on 8th September, 1943.Operation Ferdy 'The assault by 251 Brigade on Vibo Valencia Marina, some 25 miles behind the German Line, on 8th September, 1943.' L.S.T.65, entered the harbour while under heavy shell and mortar fire. Although the ship was hit several times and some vehicles on deck were on fire, the craft was succesfully beached, and all vehicles, including guns which were urgently required, were discharged within 95 minutes.