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Dutton, Edward William, Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, Class of ‘20 (B.S.A.). Military Service: Private, Reg. No. 910066, 196th University Corps, Attestation Papers.
Additional Biographical Information:
Pte. E. M. Dutton (The word has come – “On the field of battle, dead.”) Pte. E. M. Dutton was killed in action on 5 June 1917. He was a prominent member of the ’20 Class, but with this class he remained only one year, when he enlisted with the 196th Battn. He went overseas with many other MAC boys in the fall of 1916. After he arrived in England he was transferred to the Machine Gun section, and with this section he was connected when killed. In the fatal engagement he was in company with Victor Thompson of the ’19 Class, Victor being the only boy in the company who was not either killed or wounded.
Managra, v. XI, No. 2 (Dec 1917), 14.
Undergraduate, E. M. Dutton, 910066, 196th Univ. Batt. (Killed in Action).
University of Manitoba, Archives and Special Collections, Managra, v. XI, No. 1 (Nov 1917), 8.
Date of death: 5 June 1917. See casualty details, Canadian War Graves Commission. Buried at Bois-Carre British Cemetery, Thelus, Pas de Calais, France. Grave Reference: V1. A. 10.