Arthur Close Borton

The photo of General Sir Arthur Borton and his family was taken in Malta in 1878. Arthur Close Borton, son of the general is the one standing in the middle wearing staff officer's scarlet and gold uniform. He was born on 9 Jun 1851 in Athlone. He entered the army in 1867 as an ensign in the 13th Light Infantry. At some time he transferred to the 18th Regiment but returned to the 13th where he rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel, commanding the 1st Battalion from 8 Nov 1894 to 15 Nov 1898. His father was the Governor of Malta from 1878 to 1884. Arthur's son, Lieut-Col Arthur Drummond Borton, was also famous for winning the VC leading his battalion in Palestine in 1917.

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