Pte. Richard David Walton was born in London, England on December 22, 1896, son of Richard and Louisa Walton. He enlisted with the 33rd Overseas Battalion in Clinton, Ontario on August 18, 1915.
Shipping for England on board the S.S. Lapland in March of 1916, Walton proceeded to France in June of 1916 and was transferred to the 4th Canadian Mounted Rifles on his arrival.
He was killed in action September 15, 1916 and was buried near Albert, France. Subsequent fighting saw his grave lost, and he is now commemorated on the Vimy Memorial.
Pte. Richard Walton’s Service Record (Serv/Reg# 401511) can be viewed/downloaded in pdf format through Library and Archives Canada.
Burial information is available at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
A memorial page honouring Richard Walton can be visited online at the Canadian Virtual War Memorial.