Iceton, John Walker: Service no. 769481

Digitized Service Record

Brother to Private James Harold Vincent Iceton, reg. no. 769402.

Survived the war. His brother, Private James Harold Vincent Iceton, reg. no. 769402, did not.

Source: Private Memories: The Iceton Brothers, compiled and edited by Vanessa Dal Bello.

Annotation 2020-08-07 135647

This news clipping reported Pte. J.W. Iceton as killed in action when, in fact, he was much alive. Source: The Toronto Daily Star. November 26, 1917. Sourced via post by Facebook member of the 18th Battalion Facebook Group.

“Unfortunately, only one brother would travel home after the war. John was struck off strength of the 18th Battalion to be transferred to England on January 6, 1919. Upon returning home, John carried on a “normal” life; he married, joined the Toronto Police, and had children. However, he was often frightened by loud noises and sudden shocks, a side-effect of shelling in the trenches. He also suffered from pain in his side and back caused by shrapnel that could not be removed. John died on April 16, 1950 in Toronto.”

Source: Private Memories: The Iceton Brothers, compiled and edited by Vanessa Dal Bello.

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