Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Private J. Coulton - 192198

According to his attestation papers dated August 17, 1915 at Toronto, Jowett Coulton was born on October 13, 1895 in Yorkshire, England.  He listed his mother Lily Coulton, 681 Woodbine Avenue, Toronto as his next of kin.  He was a grocer and had no previous military experience.  He was 19 years and 10 months of age and stood 5 feet 6 inches tall.  He had grey eyes, light hair and a fair complexion.  He was a member of the Church of England. 

He was a Private with the 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment) when he was killed in action on September 25, 1916 in the Courcelette area.  His remains were never found as he is listed on the Vimy Memorial in France.  According to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website he was the son of Mrs. Lily Coulton, of 108 Robert St., Mimico, Ontario. (Robert Street is present day Wheatfield Street)

According to the 1921 Toronto City directory Lily Coulton (widow Arthur) was living on the west side of Robert Street (present day Wheatfield Avenue).

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