Commercial Rowing Club (QLD)
Jack Pritchard in his book Rowing in Queensland reported on the death of Arthur as follows.
The death of A. Burton was also reported in the Commercial R.C. Annual Report. He had been elected an Honorary Life Member of the Q.R.A. in 1930, had been Honorary Secretary in 1896/97, coach of several Queensland crews, acted as a boat race official for many years, and in 1912 had been President of a subcommittee appointed to consider how to improve rowing in Queensland.
Known rowing record
1896-07 - Subscriber Delegate to the Queensland Rowing Association
1896-97 - Secretary Queensland Rowing Association
1904 - Queensland Rowing Association selector
1910 - Queensland handicapper
1912 - President of a Queensland Rowing Association Committee to find ways to improve rowing in the state
1926-27 - Vice-President of Queensland Rowing Association
1930 - Elected Honorary Life Member of the Queensland Rowing Association