Source: 18th Battalion Nominal Roll, April 1915.
Family Search: When Private Perry Clayton Stephen was born on 18 April 1898, in Reach, Ontario, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Stephens, was 42 and his mother, Rachel Jane Woodcock, was 38. He married Cora Soules on 13 June 1925, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. He lived in Ontario, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years and Myrtle Station, Whitby Township, Ontario, Ontario, Canada in 1916. He registered for military service in 1916. In 1916, at the age of 18, his occupation is listed as farmer in Myrtle Station, Whitby Township, Ontario, Ontario, Canada. He died on 1 October 1927, in Bowmanville, Durham, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 29, and was buried in Whitby Township, Ontario, Canada West, British Colonial America.
Private Perry Clayton Stephen joined the 116th Battalion on March 27, 1916, at Port Perry, Ontario. He was shipped overseas and eventually joined the 18th Battalion on October 22, 1916. He served with this unit until he became seriously ill and left the Battalion on January 18, 1917, to go to England for treatment. He returned to duty with the Battalion on December 11, 1917, until he became ill again. He contracted German Measles and was sent for treatment on January 23, 1918. He was transferred to the 2nd Canadian Machine Gun Corps and served with that unit until he became ill again. He left active service on June 8, 1918, and eventually suffered from abdominal complications and was released from service on September 17, 1919.
|Name||Stephen Perry Clayton|
|Year of Birth||3/12/1905|
|Date of Death||10/1/1927|
|Country of birth||Canada|
|City born||Myrtle Station, ON|
|Address||Myrtle Station, ON|
|Enlistment place||Port Perry|
|Origin Unit||116th Battalion|
|Pre war Unit|
|Date in England||7/31/1916|
|Date in France|
|Date w 116||3/27/1916|
|Wound type/Death particuolars||pleursy and bronchitis, measles, abdominal adhesions|
|Unit History||116th to 18th to 4th Reserve|