The son of Mr.Charles and Beatrice (nee Beeney) Barton of Cedar Springs; brother of Ivy, Nel, Mary, Charles, George and John.
The father of Deane (MacPhail), Barbara (Phair), Vi (Burlien), Julie (Warner), Betsy (Steele) and son Glen and William Robert pre-deceased.
As was often the case, civilians and service groups would send packages to men and women serving overseas the Tilbury “young people” sent packages to William and it was reported in the CDN 21/09/42 (Cedar Springs section) that Mrs. Bunning receive acknowledgement with thanks from Cpl. Barton.
The CDN 26/06/45 reported that he was aboard a ‘hospital ship expected to dock on or about 29 June, 1945.
A past President of Branch 185 Legion in Blenheim and member of Branch 28 in Chatham. He was also the Warden of the Cedar Springs Rifle Range for over 25 years.
William passed away 16/03/1995 at his residence, age of 81 years. Internment at Crawford Cemetery, Raleigh Twsp., Kent Co., ON.
Cedar Springs School Roll of Honour, LM-LP, KCFA, TBD-RH, BFL-B, BHS