CEF Soldier Detail

Captain William Gordon Claxton

Regimental Number:
NA
Survived War:
Yes
Force:
Air Force
Regiment:
Royal Flying Corps
Battalion:
41st Squadron
Company:
Place of Birth:
Gladstone, Manitoba
Country:
Canada
Next of Kin:
George Claxton, Toronto, Ontario
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
June 1, 1899
Trade or Calling:
Marital Status:
Single
Prior Military Experience:
No
Place of Enlistment:
Toronto, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
June 1, 1917
Age at enlistment:
18
Height:
Chest:
Expansion:
Religion:
Unknown
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Survived
Battle Died/Wounded:
Date of Death:
Age at Death:
Buried at:
Plot:
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
Yes
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Not Specified
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Captain Royal Flying Corps 41st Squadron
Aug. 17, 1918 suffered a serious head wound and crashed behind enemy lines.  He was taken prisoner, his life saved by a German surgeon and repatriated on December 1, 1918.
Awards and Decorations
Distinguished Flying Cross
Distinguished Flying Cross First Bar
Distinguished Service Order