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Arthur John Horton Rank: Sergeant (Wireless Air Gunner) Service No: R/124761  Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force #31 Operational Training Unit, Debert, NS   Date of Birth: February 20, 1920 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: May 20, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 21 Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Weight: 137 lbs Complexion: Dark Eyes: Hazel Hair Colour: Dark Brown Trade: Clerk Martial Status: Single Religion: United Next of Kin: Lindsay Dennis Horton (Brother)  Carleton St., Yarmouth, NS Arthur John Horton was the son of Albert Dennis and Nellie Marion (Pugh) Horton of Yarmouth, NS. Both parents were deceased at the time of his enlistment.  He completed his high school in Yarmouth and worked as a clerk for one year prior to his service. He began his basic training at No. 60 Canadian Infantry Basic Training Centre, at Yarmouth on May 20, 1941 and began advanced training at Aldershot, Nova Scotia on July 26, 1941.  On September 3, 1941 he was discharged for enlistment with the Royal Canadian Air Force. On October 30, 1943 the Hudson aircraft # FK443 failed to return from an anti-sub patrol over the Atlantic Ocean. Sgt H.S. Fraser, A.W. Young and E. Pattison (RAF) were also killed. Sergeant (Wireless Operator/Air Gunner) Horton has no known grave.     Date of Death: October 30, 1943 Age at Death: 23 Memorial: Ottawa Memorial (Ontario, Canada) Memorial Reference: Panel 2. Column 5. The 60th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 172 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 9     Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Library and Archives Canada findagrave.com Debert Military Museum
Arthur John Horton
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