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Barton, W.S.

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W. Barton promoted to Commander

Former Lindsay Boy Given Responsible Post in R.A.F. – Has seen much action

Mrs. Albert Barton of Guelph, and formerly of Lindsay, recently received word toy cable that her son, Wallace S. Barton, Squadron Leader in the Royal Air Force, has been promoted to Wing Commander.

Although only twenty-four years old, Wing Commander W. S. Barton, D.F.C., has seen much fighting since the R.A.F. squadron to which he was attached was sent to France in September 1939. He was engaged through the Battle of Flanders and Dunkirk. It was after that action he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Shortly afterward he was granted compassionate leave and came back to Canada for a brief period. For the last year he has been in action overseas, and now has the exceedingly responsible post of Wing Commander.

The success of this young flier will be grateful information to the local friends of himself and the members of his family. His father was head of Knitters Limited, here. His brother, Russell, also of the R.A.F., was killed just before war started, in a plane crash in England.

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W.S. Barton, D.F.C.

Popular young Lindsay flier, who was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander.
Date of Publication:
11 Nov 1942
Personal Name(s):
Albert Barton ; Wallace Barton ; Wallace S. Barton ; W.S. Barton ; Russell Barton
Corporate Name(s):
Knitters Limited
World War II Service Files
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Barton, W.S.

W.S. Barton, D.F.C.

Popular young Lindsay flier, who was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander.