Sgt Gerald Edward Burton 8-B-13

Gerald was born on April 4 1913 in Toronto and the names of his parents are unknown and they were already deceased when he enlisted.
His sister was Mrs. Bruce Bryan and his foster parents were Mr. and Mrs. George F. Hobart of Cedar, Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
His profession was a rock driller and he was member of the Presbyterian Church.
He enlisted on September 13 1939 in Victoria British Columbia and he went overseas to the UK on September 2 1941 and thereafter to France for the D- Day landing in the B Coy on June 6 1944.
Gerald was killed in action on Friday June 9 age 31 in the B Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried there and on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.

His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.