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William Alexander SINTON
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Birth: 1881
Ashburton, New Zealand
Death: May 10, 1968, New Zealand

William SINTON was an early member of the Legion of Frontiersmen with the number 5766 having been issued to him prior to WW1

During WW2 he served with the Artillery and he was awarded the Military Medal (MM), his citation reads "On 22nd, and night of 22nd/23rd. July 1917 near Le Bizet. Under heavy shell fire Corporal SINTON re-established communication between his battery and headquarters. The battery position being later temporarily evacuated owing to continued shell fire, he sent away all telephonists and voluntarily remained at the switchboard all day, a new S.O.S. line from Battalion to all batteries having just been completed through this position. The particular enemy bombardment lasted almost continuously for 23 hours, destroyed a gun and exploded an ammunition (H.E) dump within about 60 yards of this N.C.O's post during his occupancy. His coolness and devotion to duty were most conspicuous.

He died aged 87 years
 
 
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 Spouse:
  Edith Margaret nee Dixon, formerly Bugden Sinton (1859 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Taruheru Lawn Cemetery, Gisborne
Gisborne
Gisborne District
Gisborne, New Zealand
Plot: Plot: RSA.421
 
Created by: Frontiersman
Record added: Jun 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92712621
William Alexander SINTON
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William Alexander SINTON
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