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Roy Ross (Roswell) Poulton

In memory of:

Captain Roy Ross (Roswell) Poulton

August 8, 1918

Military Service


Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)

Division:

8th Battalion

Citation(s):

1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Additional Information


Born:

September 8, 1893
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 22, 1914
Valcartier, Quebec

Son of Joseph Grafton Poulton and Lucy Shankland, of Toronto Ontario. He served three years with the Canadian Militia.

Commemorated on Page 604 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, HAUCOURT
Pas de Calais, France

Grave Reference:

Panel 10

Location:

Vis-en-Artois and Haucourt are villages on the straight main road from Arras to Cambrai about 10 kilometres south-east of Arras. The Memorial stands in the grounds of Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, which is west of Haucourt on the north side of the main road. The VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL bears the names of over 9,000 men who have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram June 1915. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram August 1918. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Press Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– Photo
  • Newspaper Clipping (2)– Article
  • WWI War Memorial Windows– WWI War Memorial Windows at the Metropolitan United Church, Toronto, Ontario
  • Honour Roll– WWI Memorial Plaque located in the Metropolitan United Church, 56 Queen St. East, Toronto, Ontario.  The current building was dedicated in 1872 as the Metropolitan Wesleyan Methodist Church.
  • Roll of Honour– Dufferin School, Toronto, Ontario.  A memorial plaque listing 48 former students who died during the first World War was dedicated at Dufferin School on January 20th, 1928.  The memorial was unveiled by Thomas J. Bragg, President Dufferin School Old Boys, and dedicated by Rev. E. A. Henry, D.D., Chaplain Dufferin School Old Boys. The original 1876 school building faced Berkeley Street. It was torn down in 1925 and replaced with a structure on Parliament Street, and renamed as Lord Dufferin School. In honoured memory of the boys of Dufferin School.

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