Killed in action in the area of Scherpbier, an area between Schoondijke and Oostburg, Netherlands.
One younger brother Gordon in the Army.
The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment war diary reports on October 24, 1944:
Schoondijke, Netherlands (Liberated by the Highland Light Infantry of Canada) MR082139 (Lange Heerenstraat, close to the windmill.)
Weather: Clear and cold, cloudy later in afternoon.
Companies continued their advance this morning and at 1125 hrs, "C" Coy reported their progress slow, and were under heavy Mortar and Machine Gun fire. "B" Coy called for M.M.G's.
After some fighting, Companies reported themselves on objectives and P.W. total was 2 German Officers and 99 Other Ranks.
Brigade ordered an "O" Gp at 2330 hrs. Today 28 Other Ranks were sent to Eeklo, Belgium to see the Canadian Army show which was playing that town for 5 days.
Personal details have been collected from official Service Records and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Some of the additional information has been provided by War Diaries, Libera Me (G.E. Spittael), Polder Fighting (R.W. Catsburg), Veterans Affairs Canada, WW2 Talk, Aircrew Remembered and other sources. The commonwealth-adegem.com website is not responsible for incorrect information.
Everything has been collected and processed voluntarily by Michael van de Velde, Netherlands. Along the way I had great support from expert researchers and other volunteers. Thank you!