B/64772 Rifleman David William Boynton was born on 6 September 1922 in Collingwood, Ontario, the son of John William and Margaret Boynton.
He had left school at age 14 and was a farmer in Collingwood when enlisted with The Queen’s Own Rifles on 11 September 1941 in Toronto, Ontario.
After training, he arrived in England on 29 March 1942. After 2 more years of training in the United Kingdom, he was in B Company on the first wave to land on Juno Beach.
Boynton was killed in action, aged 21, on D-Day, 6 June 1944 and is buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, grave reference I. A. 10. His will left all his estate to his mother.
He had an older half-brother, Clarence James Boyton who was a Sergeant serving in Italy in 1944.