CARRIGAN, ORVILLE KENNETH

Birthdate
Birthplace
Richmond, Ontario, Canada
Age
23
Parents
Son of Delmar and Effie Carrigan of Richmond, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Riveter
Service number
D/130036
Engagement
1943-03-22, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Overseas
1943-12-15, United Kingdom
Disembarked
1944-08-28, France
Date of death
1944-09-15
Died
France, Died of wounds
Force
Rank
Awards
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Plot 8 | Row D| Grave 7
Military grave
Additional info

Assigned to the Black Watch Regiment on March 13, 1944.

Wounded on September 13, 1944 and died as a result. Penetration wound abdomen.

The Black Watch Royal Highland Regiment of Canada war diary reports on September 13, 1944: 
Grand-Millebrugghe, France - Weather - clear and warm. Heavy shelling on Grand-Millebrugghe commenced at reveille this morning. Battalion H.Q. received five direct hits and the R.A.P. one direct hit and tow near misses. During the morning the shelling did not let up and by noon, when it began to slacken off, eight vehicles had been destroyed and six motor cycles burned. We were very fortunate in that the only casualty, Private Miller, an R.P. received no more than a very minor cut on the forehead caused by flying debris. At 1130 hrs a Bde O Group was called. The Battalion would withdraw under cover of darkness at 2100 hrs, the 8th RECCE and two Companies of the Regiment de Maisonneuve taking over our positions for the withdrawal. "C" Company, of the Black Watch was in Spycker (a few KM East of Grand-Millebrugghe) with "B" Company mid-way between Spycker and Grand-Millebrugghe. It was feared that it would be quite a ticklish proposition to effect the withdrawal, particularly of "C" Company but movement was cut to a minimum and they left the town with the enemy apparently none the wiser. The operation was completed by 0330 hrs on the 14th. 

CARRIGAN, ORVILLE KENNETH