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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- Herbert Westrup Canton -

Unknown person
Name : Herbert Westrup Canton.

Son of Frank Canton and Florence Canton (née Smith), of Woodlands, Ventnor, Isle of Wight.

Born 1892 Walton on Thames, Surrey.

  Census Information :

1901 : Frank and Florence Canton, with their children including Herbert aged 9, are at Chilton Lodge, The Avenue, Surbiton. Frank Canton is a Wine and Spirit Merchant.

1911 : Herbert Canton, aged 19, is a Gentleman Cadet at the Royal Military College, Camberley, Surrey.

  Service details :

Captain Herbert Westrup Canton, 1st Bn. East Lancashire Regiment.

The undermentioned Gentlemen Cadets from the Royal Military College to be Second Lieutenants. Dated 13th March, 1912: —
The East Lancashire Regiment, Herbert Westrup Canton. [London Gazette, 12 March 1912]

The East Lancashire Regiment. Lieutenant H.W. Canton (since killed in action) to be temporary Captain. Dated 31st March, 1915. [London Gazette, 31 December 1915]
  Casualty Details :

Died : 13 May 1915 aged 23

Commemorated at : Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

CWGC Record ...
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

  Documents and Newspaper cuttings :


Friday, May 21, 1915 Page 4

The greatest sympathy will be felt for Mr. and Mrs. F. Canton, of "Woodlands," Ventnor in the death at the front of their only son, Lieutenant Herbert W. Canton, of the East Lancashire Regiment. He had been at the front since last August and had taken part in some of the hardest fighting. The gallant officer was killed in action near Ypres on May 13th. Lieutenant Canton was 24 years of age.

National Probate Calendar 1915
  Acknowledgments :

Janet Griffin for additional newspaper research

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Page last updated : 4 October 2011


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