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Lieutenant Norman Creighton Bilton ’04
Died: March 5, 1919
Lieutenant Norman Creighton Bilton, son of Mr. Thos. Bilton, Toronto, was at U.C.C. from 1901-1904. He enlisted in January 1917, and entered the School of Artillery at Quebec.
He passed his examinations in March and upon receiving his commission in April was attached to the Cobourg Heavy Battery. He raised his own draft, which included many of his former College and University companions. In June 1917, Lieutenant Bilton went overseas in charge of this draft. While stationed in England he took advantage of the opportunity afforded him of entering the Imperial courses in Howitzer and Siege Gunnery at Witley and Lydd, attaining a high standard in all his examinations. On the formation of the 3rd Brigade of Canadian Heavy Artillery, he was attached to the nth Canadian Siege Battery, and served with them through the engagements of Amiens, Cambrai, Douai and Valenciennes. In January 1919, he returned to England and was awaiting transportation at Witley Camp, when he contracted influenza which developed into pneumonia, resulting in his death at Bramshott Hospital on March 5th, 1919.
College Times (Summer 1919) pg. 10-11
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