Lieut.-Colonel Burlton was commissioned into The Worcestershire Regiment in 1919 and served with the 4th, 2nd and 1st Battalions between 1920 and 1939.
He served in the Norwegian Campaign in 1940 and then commanded the 10th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment from September 1941 to May 1942 in Northern Ireland. In 1945 he joined the Staff of the Military Government in B.A.O.R. and retired in 1948. After retirement he came back as R.O., serving in B.A.O.R. and Catterick.
Colonel Bobbie Burlton was a fine athlete gaining no fewer than five blues at Sandhurst for Cricket, Football, Boxing, Athletics and Cross Country. He was not only a fine Cricketer, playing for Worcestershire five times, but a tremendous enthusiast in promoting the game. He founded the Mount Cricket Club in 1934, resurrected it in 1964, and was its President at the time of his death. He also wrote that well known book "Cricketing Courtesies", which is carried in many a Cricketer's bag today.
Lieut.-Colonel A. T. Burlton died at his home Ballochneck, Thornhill, by Stirling, on the 10th February 1980.
Lieut.-Colonel A. T. Burlton
(known as "Bobbie" Burlton)