Clayton, George

Regiment: Signal Corps

George Clayton’s mother had two children (George and Eva) from her first marriage before she married Angus Clayton. The new family moved from Earl Grey, SK to the Peace Country, eventually settling on a homestead in the Aspen Dale district. As a youngster, George was making and fixing anything mechanical, even building his own car. He was employed as a mechanic in Grande Prairie. In 1942, he enlisted with the Signal Corps, and before being posted overseas he married Nellie Childs, in Grande Prairie. Becoming badly wounded in 1944 by mortar fire on the Holland border, he was invalided home in 1945, and spent several months in the Col. Mewburn Pavillion hospital in Edmonton. After his recovery, George continued his mechanic job at Windsor Motors in Grande Prairie, where he worked for several years. Nellie and George had 2 children: George (married to Debra Greenhaugh) and Jean (married to Floyd Thompson). George passed away in 1957. Nellie remarried and moved to Calgary.

Source: Along the Wapiti p. 412 (Name in list of WW II veterans)
pp. 346-347 (photo)
Family and Personal Life Reference Files – SPRA – newspaper article