B/64006 Rifleman Gordon Newton was born on 6 January 1913 in Sunderland, United Kingdom, the son of Albert Francis Newton and Anna Jane Gordon. He had two brothers and four sisters.
At 15 years old he left Liverpool, England (with several other teenage boys) on the Minnedosa, arriving in St John, New Brunswick on 26 January 1929.
Newton enlisted in The Queen’s Own Rifles active service battalion on 19 June 1940 when the Regiment was mobilized. He served in Newfoundland with “W” Force, New Brunswick and England.
Rifleman Newton landed with Baker Company, one of the first wave assault companies, on Juno Beach on D-Day, 6 June 1944 and was killed in action, at age 31.
He is buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, grave reference I. A. 6.