Clifton, Ashworth Thomas

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Clifton, Ashworth Thomas

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SP 28012 Ashworth Thomas Clifton joined the Permanent Active Militia 9 November 1935 and became a member of the Canadian Army 1 September 1939. During the Second World War he was a Master Sergeant with the First Canadian Parachute Battalion, qualifying as a Parachutist 11 September 1942 with the first Fort Benning, Georgia Class. Promoted to Sergeant Major he was a Jump Master at Fort Benning and Chief Dispatcher for 1 Can Para. He qualified as a Canadian Army Parachute Instructor 23 July 1954. He served with the First Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry as a Sergeant Major in Korea from 1951-1952 and then served with the Regiment as a Warrant Officer II until retiring 30 January 1961. Mentioned in Dispatches for service in Korea, awarded 23 March 1953. He died in Calgary on May 15, 1972.


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