BULCROFT, STANLEY CARROLL

Birthdate
Birthplace
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Age
23
Parents
Son of William Allan and Mary Catherine Carroll Bulcroft of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Labourer
Service number
D/71720
Engagement
1940-08-22, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Disembarked
1944-06-06, France D-DAY
Date of death
1944-10-11
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
Highland Light Infantry of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Plot 3 | Row F | Grave 2

"IN LOVING MEMORY OF "BUSTER" SADLY MISSED BY HIS FAMILY"

Military grave
Additional info

Overseas on April 4, 1943.

2 Brothers (Nelson and Thomas)  in the U.S. Army.

The Highland Light Infantry of Canada war diary reports on October 11, 1944:
Today we are to attack Biervliet, Netherlands. No log was kept of this show due to lack of communications so information is lacking. The enemy withdrew from the town as we reached the outskirts, but we were subjected to by shellfire.
Major Edwards was recalled to Brigade and Major P.W. Strickland (former unit Intelligence Officer) is now in command. This is good news to all who know Major Strickland. His work as BM at 9th Canadian Infantry Brigade is well known by all and we are happy to have Major Strickland back as C.O. of the unit.
At 2300 hrs a strong enemy fighting force overran 16 Platoon of "D" Coy. The breach was plugged by a Platoon from "A" Coy. Private Beaudreau of 16 Platoon broke his rifle and also an enemy weapon over the head of one of the attacking force. The situation was soon in hand and a little ground was regained by the enemy. 
Weather - cool, dull. Morale - good.

BULCROFT, STANLEY CARROLL
Source: VAC

 

Military Graves, mostly (29) Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Paulinapolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Military Graves, mostly (29) Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Paulinapolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Monument Canada Paulina Biervliet
A monument standing almost on the exact location where this soldier had his Military Grave. Paulinapolder, Biervliet, Netherlands.