3033834 Pte. Frank Sims Wilton

Ligny-St. Flochel British Cemetery


Pas de Calais


Born in Toronto in September 1891, Frank was drafted under the Military Service Act 1917 and signed on in October 1917.

A Toronto resident and shipper by trade, Frank originally attested into the 1st Battalion, 1st Central Ontario Regiment, on October 29th, 1917, in Toronto.

The 1st Battalion, 1st C.O.R. supplied a total of 249 men to the 4th CMR between June and November 1918, and Frank joined the 4th CMR in the field on August 12th, 1918.

At the time of his loss, just 14 days later, on August 26th, the 4th CMR had been part of a costly but successful attack on Monchy-le-Preux, near Arras. When the action finished on August 29th, 4th CMR losses amounted to 4 officers killed, 11 wounded, 22 other ranks killed, 214 wounded.

Pte. Frank Sims Wilton is one of 20 men of the 4th CMR known to lie at rest in Ligny-St.Flochel British Cemetery, Averdoingt, France.

Headstone image with thanks to Yvo Henniker-Heaton, biography excerpt courtesy of 4cmr.com