BRANNEN, ASA MERVEN

Birthdate
Birthplace
Stoney Island, Shelburne Country, Nova Scotia, Canada
Age
20
Parents
Son of William Weldon and Hildred I. Brannen of Stoney Island, Shelburne Country, Nova Scotia, Canada
Religion
Baptist
Occupation
Fisherman
Service number
F/64818
Engagement
1942-06-15
Disembarked
1944-07-22, France
Date of death
1944-09-19
Died
Died of wounds, Belgium
Force
Rank
Awards
Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 8 | Row B | Grave 11

"AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER HIM"

Military grave
Additional info

Awarded first Good Conduct Badge on June 15, 1944.

Died of wounds. Shell wounds to the left lower chest and abdomen. 

Handwritten letters from his father writes Merven, while letters from his mother writes Mervin. Military files writes Merven.

The Algonquin war diary reports on September 18, 1944: At noon "B" Coy up to attack Assenede (Belgium). After some hard fighting established their HQ in town. During the engagement they had 4 casualties, Sgt Brown and Pte Tinndal were killed and Lt Caron and Pte Brannen were wounded.

BRANNEN, ASA MERVEN
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