Sinton, William James 1921-1945 Billy was born in Carlisle the son of Ernest John and Lily (nee Crawford) Sinton. They came to live at 17 Lime Street, Winlaton. In 1943 Billy  married Eva March and they lived at 34   Sycamore Road, Blaydon. 
Billy initially served with the Royal Artillery. Eva said “ he got bored in the Artillery in Aberdour underneath the Forth Bridge and when they asked for volunteers for the Scots Guards Billy was away (to Pubright). He rose to Lance Sergeant in under two years. He was a great chap – a lovely lad”. Billy was involved in the D Day landings from the third day and very sadly killed at the very end of the war on 16 July 1945, age 24, clearing mines in Cologne.

Billy. Service No 11001564 is buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery, Plot7,Row F, Grave 12.