Kitson, Arthur John

Regimental Number: 234988
Rank: Gunner
Branch: Canadian Field Artillery

Arthur was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England on March 8, 1878. According to Find A Grave, he was born Henry Winterburn but emigrated to Canada by Barnardo’s as a British Home Child in June of 1897. He was married to Elizabeth Alice Carter, who died in the Lloydminster area in 1915. They had two daughters. Arthur was living in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan at the time of his enlistment in May of 1916. In September of 1918, he received accidental injuries to his face. At some point in 1918, Arthur married Ellen Penny, an English widow. They came to Canada with their two sons in 1919. Arthur filed on SW 21-77-6-W6; he later canceled, but the family stayed in the South Peace. Arthur died in Vancouver on February 17, 1961.

Sources: Along the Wapiti p. 26