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Headstones Cromwell and Trueman swapped

CROMWELL, JOSEPH REGINALD (253 Field Coy)

Commonwealth War Graves Commission investigated the headstone order of Plot 3, Row AA, Graves 8 and 9. It does appear that the headstones for Trueman and Cromwell are the wrong way round on the ground.

Mr. Skelly (CWGC) has therefore forwarded this information onto their team in Belgium who will arrange for the necessary changes to be made at some point in the near future.

Headstone F.M. Theriault

THERIAULT, FREDERICK MERLIN

Lance Corporal Frederick Merlin Theriault (age 25) G/22619 (North Shore Regiment) was born in Chatham Head, New Brunswick, Canada. He disembarked in France on D-Day.

Researching his service records shows that he was a full Lance Corporal at the time of his death on October 17, 1944 (Acting Lance Corporal from 15/3/44 promoted in the field to Lance Corporal 15/6/44).

Even though there is then mention of him reverting to Private, this has all been crossed through meaning the Lance Corporal rank still holds.

Headstone F. Boivin

BOIVIN, FERNAND

Rifleman Fernand Boivin (age 25) E/110029 (Royal Winnipeg Rifles) was born in Cap Chat, Gaspe County, Quebec, Canada. He disembarked in France on September 8, 1944.

Researching his service records shows that he was killed in action on October 10, 1944 instead of October 13,1944.

Headstone J.A. McNeil

MCNEIL, JOHN ALEXANDER

Corporal John Alexander McNeil (age 37) G/22663 (North Shore Regiment) was born in St. Margaret Village, Victoria County, Nova Scotia, Canada. He disembarked in France on D-DAY June 6, 1944.

Researching his service records shows that his service number suppose to be F/97412 instead of E/97412.