This soldier enlisted with the 18th Battalion (reg. no. 53280) at Windsor, Ontario on October 26, 1914. He was a bank clerk working for The Merchants Bank of Canada. The 18th Battalion travelled to England, trained, and began active service in September 1915.
The then Private Ribton earned a Military Medal for “bravery in the field” during the Battalion’s assignment to the Somme in the fall of 1916. He was appointed the rank of Lance-Corporal on October 20, 1916.
Moving with the Battalion he was mortally wounded by German shell bursting in the billet he was staying in and died of wounds at No. 9 Canadian Field Ambulance on the same day.