Wm. Perkins Bull fonds, RPA1993.028, PAMA Archives.
Lieutenant Floyd Everard Graydon
Killed in Action: August 28, 1918
52nd Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force
Floyd Everard Graydon was born and raised in Streetsville, now part of Mississauga. Before the war, he served with the 36th Peel Battalion.
Floyd enlisted in Winnipeg, where he lived with his younger sister and worked as a travelling salesman. When he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force 203rd Battalion, Floyd was 39 years old. However, he gave his date of birth as 1880, to make himself appear 3 years younger.
He arrived in England in November 1916 and was later transferred to the 52nd Battalion in France.
Little information is recorded about Floyd's death, other than he was killed in action on August 28, 1918 and is buried in Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France.
Lieut. Floyd E. Graydon has made the supreme sacrifice on the battlefield... Floyd was born and raised in Streetsville and was one of those exceptionally fine young men who the world honours.
Streetsville Review, September 1918