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Headstone Gunner J.R. Gates

GATES, JOHN RICHARD

Gunner John Richard Gates K/10219 (age 28) born in London, Middlesex, United Kingdom disembarked in France on July 27, 1944. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery, 8 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment. John died from gastrointestinal obstruction on October 6, 1944.

Going through his service records it became clear that John's initials spelled incorrect on the headstone. CWGC confirmed a in a reply the initials suppose to be J.R. instead of J.E. and they shall correct or replace the headstone. Because of their enormous database this might take up to 18 months.

CWGC will replace headstone P. Daigle

Patrice Daigle G/2457

Private Patrice Daigle G/2457 (age 21) from St. Charles, New Brunswick, Canada disembarked in France on August 29 enlisted as North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, 10 Bn. On September 1, 1944 he was transferred to the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada. Only 10 days later we was killed in action near De Panne, Belgium.

Commonwealth War Grave Commission confirms the incorrect regiment on Patrice's headstone and started the process to replace the stone. This can take up to 18 months.

CWGC will replace headstone A.I. Northrup

Avard Isaac Northrup G/12239

While collecting data for this website I've discovered an incorrect regiment inscription on Avard's headstone. It says 'North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment' (NSR).

This young Private disembarked on July 27, 1944 from England and disembarked on August 30, 1944 in France. Avard Isaac Northrup G/12239 died age 19 in Belgium by a bullet wound to the head. His remains were temporary buried in Duinhoek, Belgium. A place between De Panne and Adinkerke.