CLAYTON, Alexander Frame “Alex”

020200222_0020Alex Frame Clayton was born in Lachine, Quebec on August 8, 1925. The family moved to Fort Erie, Ontario in the 1920’s to expand their brick factory business which they lost in 1929 due to the depression.

Alex joined The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada on March 25, 1944 and served in Canada, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe during World War II. He took part in the liberation of Holland where he was wounded.

He met Janet (Jessie) Hume in Glasgow, Scotland while on leave. They were married on May 18, 1946. Alex received his release from the military On August 21, 1946 and returned to Fort Erie, followed by his Scottish war bride Jessie on November 11, 1946.

He passed away on February 4, 1975 and is buried in the Veterans section at Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Erie. He was a member of the Legion Branch 71.

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