CHURCHILL, BRUCE WILBUR

Birthdate
Birthplace
Sandford, Yarmouth, North Nova Scotia, Canada
Age
23
Parents
Son of Ralph Lloyd and Ethel Churchill of Yarmouth, North Nova Scotia, Canada
Religion
Baptist
Occupation
Fisherman
Service number
F/7185
Engagement
1939-09-05
Disembarked
1944-09-04, France
Date of death
1944-09-29
Died
Netherlands, Accident
Force
Rank
Fallen Buddies
Awards
Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 7 | Row G | Grave 12

"IN LOVING MEMORY OF HUSBAND AND FATHER. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN"

Military grave
Additional info

Bruce his father was a Gunner in the Canadian Army. Bruce had 4 brothers in the Army.

Awarded One Good Conduct Badge September 5, 1941.

This man has good physical proportions and fair appearance. He has been on search light crew during the entire course of the war. He likes the Army but is anxious to see action in an active theatre of war. For this purpose he has volunteered for the parachute battalion. His M score qualifications are inadequate to satisfy the paratroop requirements, but he is a good man for overseas service in Artillery. 

Overseas on August 4, 1944.

The Algonquin war diary reports on September 29, 1944: Though there was no enemy action in Hulst, Netherlands we had 2 casualties when a Bren gun misfired. Pte Churchill was accidentally killed and Pte Poole wounded.