28 June 1916 : Pte David Winton

Born at Tobermore, Co.Derry, Ireland on 21 November 1890

Karte: NordNordWest, Lizenz: Creative Commons by-sa-3.0 de

Son of David (a farmer) and Eliza Winton, of Clooney, Tobermore, Ireland. At the 1901 Cencus, age 10, he was living in Clooney, Tobermore, Londonderry with his parents, older brother William and younger sister Mary. The family were Presbyteranean (sic)

David emigrated to Canada in May 1910.

At Sea on the SS Metagama

A labourer living in Toronto at the time of his enlistment, he enlisted into the 35th Bn CEF on 12 April 1915 and was trained at Niagara Camp and in England where he was transferred to the 20th Battalion and then the 14th.

35th Battalion Lines

David was killed in action in the Ypres Salient on 28 June 1916. He was buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, West Flanders, Belgium.

Concord Avenue, Toronto August 2014 (c) Google Street View 2021

At the time of his enlistment David lived at 434 Concord Avenue, Toronto, seen above in a Google Street View of August 2014. 

Gravemarker and Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery. Photo J Stephens 2010

404497 Pte. David Winton, 14 th Bn. CEF (Quebec Regiment)

28 June 1916 killed in action

 

Research by David O'Mara

 

REFERENCE

The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian- virtual-war- memorial )

Veterans Affairs Canada : David Winton 

Canadian War Diaries of the First World War (http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/archivianet/020152_e.html )

Soldiers of the First World War (Attestation Papers) (http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military- heritage/first-world- war/first-world- war-1914- 1918-cef/Pages/search.aspx )

Official History of the Canadian Army in the First World War (Nicholson) Pub: Ottawa 1964

Commonwealth War Graves Commission (www.cwgc.org )

Canadian Soldiers www.canadiansoldiers.com 

The Toronto Star – 10 July 1916

Attestation Paper, Canada Overseas Forces Personnel Files;

Veterans Affairs Canada

Census of Ireland, 1901

35th Battalion, CEF, Wikipedia 

E Medals Inc, 35th Battalion CEF Infantry Battalion Medal Card