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  Born in England during an air raid in the last war, the Bartons came to Canada when Wallie was a year and a half old. Graduating from Pickering College in 1935 he joined the Royal Air Force in December 1936 and was an instructor when the war broke out. Wallie was put on reconnaissance and later moved to France where he took an active part in the evacuation of Dunkirk.
  Details of how or where Wallie was have not been disclosed. Wallie's mother Mrs. Barton now resides in Guelph. His brother Russell was killed in airplane accident in the early part of the war.

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W. S. Barton, D.F.C.
Popular young Lindsay flier, who was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander.
This card is part of a larger collection of World War II personnel clippings. The project began in 1944 at the Lindsay Library. The intent was to gather together as much information as possible on the military record and the service of people from the Town of Lindsay and the County of Victoria (now Kawartha Lakes)who served in the war. To that end, during the years 1944, 1945, and 1946, members of the public donated photographs and updated information about their loved ones. Both library staff and the public saved and donated newspaper clippings. Some of the files contain great amounts of detail, while others have just a name.
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Albert Barton ; Wallace Barton ; Wallace S. Barton ; W.S. Barton ; Russell Barton
World War II Service Files
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Page 256: Barton, Wallace S.

W. S. Barton, D.F.C.
Popular young Lindsay flier, who was promoted to the rank of Wing Commander.