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 William Alexander SINTON

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William Alexander SINTON

  • Birth 20 Jan 1881 Tinwald, Ashburton District, Canterbury, New Zealand
  • Death 10 May 1968 Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Burial Gisborne, Gisborne District, Gisborne, New Zealand
  • Plot Plot: RSA.421
  • Memorial ID 92712621

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

During WW1 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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  • Created by: Frontiersman
  • Added: 28 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92712621
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Alexander SINTON (20 Jan 1881–10 May 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92712621, citing Taruheru Cemetery, Gisborne, Gisborne District, Gisborne, New Zealand ; Maintained by Frontiersman (contributor 47311842) .