Cawthra, William Ronald

Regiment: Royal Canadian Artillery
Regimental No.: M 50442
Rank: Gunner
Force: Army

Ronald Cawthra, born on Sept 3, 1924, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Eva Cawthra, and one of 11 children. His family moved from Ernfold SK to Clairmont AB in the late 1920’s. In spring of 1929, the family moved to a farm near Sexsmith AB. The older children attended North Sexsmith School. Ronald served in France during WW II and was killed in action on August 29, 1944 at the age of 19. He was buried at Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery.

Commonwealth War Graves
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Wagon Trails Grown Over p. 1149 Our Roll of Honour; p. 410