Bolton Borough Coat of Arms from original Oxford Grove Council School Oxford Grove Council School, Bolton, Roll of Honour 1914-1919


Position on Roll


Service Number


Place of birth

Date of birth


Place of death

Date of death

Age at death

Where buried

Arthur Wellesley EatonEaton, Arthur Wellesley




3rd Bn Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment)

Bolton, Lancashire


27 November 1914


13 June 1916


Not Known - listed on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium


Grocer’s Son Missing

Mr. Edward Eaton, provision merchant, 41, Deansgate, has received from the Canadian Record Office, London, that his youngest son, Pte. Arthur W. Eaton of the 1st Canadian Division, has been missing since an action on June 13th. Pte. Eaton, who is only 19 years of age, went to Canada 2½ ago and enlisted at Montreal. He is an old boy of Oxford-grove school, and when in Bolton attended St. Paul’s Church, Deansgate, where his name is on the Roll of Honour. He was in Bolton on leave about three months ago, when he renewed many acquaintances. He is the brother of Mrs. H. Mitchell, High Castle, Lostock.

Son of Edward and M. H. Eaton, of Bolton, England. Late of Cranleigh School, Surrey, England. On his attestation papers on 27 November 1914 he gave his date of birth as 20 December 1895 - 18 years and 11 months - at least two years older than he actually was. He is described as being 5 foot 8 inches tall with a fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes and with a "scar ¾ inch right nose". His civilian occupation in Canada was as a canvasser and his religion Presbyterian.

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