28 June 1916 : Pte David Winton

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

David emigrated to Canada in May 1910.

Son of David (a farmer) and Eliza Winton, of Cloney, 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)

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.

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

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

28 June 1916 killed in action


Research by David O'Mara



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

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 )

The Toronto Star – 10 July 1916

Attestation Paper, Canada Overseas Forces Personnel Files;

Veterans Affairs Canada

Census of Ireland, 1901.