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The Great War 1914 ~ 1918 | Ninetieth Anniversary

Profiles of the Fallen

William Henry Swainston
Rank and Honours: Company Sergeant-Major
  Recommended for DCM - died before confirmed (SMC YB 1919? p. 69)
Unit(s): The 124th Battalion
  Canadian Engineers 10th Battalion
Next of Kin / Parents: Ellen (Quinn) Swainston (mother), 141 Gladstone Ave., Toronto, Ont.
  William Henry Swainston (father) Port Credit, Ont.
Date of Birth: 18 July 1897
Enlisted: 6 January 1916 in Toronto
Date of Death (& Place): 10 August, 1918 in action at Amiens
Age: 21
Burial Information: Fouquescourt British Cemetery, Somme, France
  Fouquescourt is a village in the department of the Somme, 35.5 kilometres east of Amiens and 8 kilometres due north of Roye. The Fouquescourt British Cemetery is a little north of the village on the east side of the road to Maucourt.
Further Personal Information: Co. Sgt.-Major Swainston Killed.
  On Monday word was received by the parents of Co. Sgt. Maj. W. H. Swainston, 141 Gladstone avenue, that he was killed in action on August 10th. He enlisted at the age of 18 in the 124th Battalion and had been in the trenches since March, 1917. His death occurred in his 21st year. The Toronto Star, August 30, 1918
  Veterans Affairs Canada obit from Toronto Star, 30th August 1918 and picture wearing an Anzac cap.
Details have been verified from the following sources:

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Veterans Affairs Canada

Commonwealth War Grave Commission