Wednesday 27 March 2013

Corporal George Frederick Horton

Born on 15 April 1885 in Sittingbourne, Kent, England - husband of Helen Horton, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address same as wife, trade as brickmaker, married, no current or previous military service, Church of England, height of 5 feet 10 inches, chest of 40 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 6 January 1916 (number 725121) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - killed in action on 11 August 1918 - name inscribed on the Vimy Memorial, France.

(Updated with a photo of Cpl Horton's inscription on the Vimy Memorial that I took in August 2012).

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Commonwealth War Graves Commission, "Debt of Honour" register,

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