Recommended for DCM - died before confirmed (SMC YB 1919? p. 69)
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
6 January 1916 in Toronto
Date of Death (& Place):
10 August, 1918 in action at Amiens
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