Newton, Henry “Shorty”

Regimental Number: 2380224
Rank: Private
Branch: 8th Battalion

Henry was born in Melling, Lancashire, England on March 13, 1892. He was farming in Manitoba when he was drafted in January of 1918. His brother Thomas also served in the Canadian Army. Henry’s foot was wounded in October of 1918. After being discharged in 1919, he filed on the western half of 10-71-5-W6. Henry served in the Reserves during World War II. While overseas, he met a woman from Australia and they were eventually married. Henry died in the mid 1960s.

Sources: Smoky River to Grande Prairie p. 228