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Arnold Ernest Thornton Rank: Lance Corporal Service: Calgary Highlanders, R.C.I.C. Service No: F/8100 Date of Birth: September 30, 1921 Place of Birth: Amherst, Cumberland Co., NS Date of Enlistment: October 2, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address at Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: 20 Height:  6 feet, 1 inch Martial Status:  Single at Enlistment Trade: Stenographer Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: Edward Thornton (Father) Amherst, NS Arnold Thornton was the son of Edward Arnold Thornton and Doris Maud Thornton. He married  Ann Berneice (Amiro) Thornton, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia on October 2, 1943. He was attached as a Clerk to No. 60 CABTC Yarmouth, NS between September 1940 and May 1942.  He served in England and France with the 13th Battalion (Calgary Highlanders).  He was killed in action in Belgium on September 22, 1944. Date of Death: September 22, 1944 Age: 22 Cemetery: Bergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery  Grave Reference: 7. D. 10.   Commemorated on Page 462 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 4 (Not listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial) Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Library and Archives Canada findagrave.com
Arnold Ernest Thornton