Word was received over the weekend by Mrs. Sarah Carlton, North Grimsby, that her son, Pte. John A. Carleton, a Hero of Dieppe, had died of wounds in a German prison camp.
Pte. Carlton enlisted with the R.H.L.I. in 1940 and proceeded overseas with that unit. He was first reported missing after the Dieppe raid and then later he was reported prisoner.
In October his mother received word that he was in hospital in Germany and had lost a leg as a result of wounds. On Saturday last word came through that he had never recovered from the operation and had died in hospital.
Pte. Carlton was the son of the late Joseph Carlton, a veteran of the "Mad Fourth" battalion of the last war. He leaves besides his mother two brothers, Sgt. James Carlton, R.C.A.F., and Pte. Joseph Carlton, Lincoln and Welland Regt. Overseas.
Demise of Pte. Carlton makes the first death in the army of a Grimsby man.