Overseas on December 14, 1942 as reinforcement for N.S.R. (North Shore Regiment).
Assigned to the N.S.R. on May 29, 1943.
Wounded on D-Day.
Recovered in U.K. and disembarked in France for the second time on August 29, 1944.
Wounded on October 15, 1944 and died as a result on November 6, 1944.
The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment war diary reports on October 15, 1944:
Holland, Kapitaledam MR 176087 (Kapitaledam/ Driesprongweg, Netherlands)
Weather: Cool and overcast with showers.
At 0800 hrs, forward Coys moved off. Order of march was "A" Coy, "B" Coy, Command Post, "C" Coy and "D" Coy. Rear Battalion was to stay in present position. At 0845 hrs, "B" Coy reported having run into mines at MR 168083 (Annaweg, IJzendijke, Netherlands), which was in the area of the station. "A" Coy reported being held up by snipers at MR 165079 (Pyramide, IJzendijke, Netherlands). Progress was slow. Recce reported enemy contact in Mollekot, Belgium/Netherlands, strength unknown. At 1140 hrs, "A" Coy reported their position at MR 162081 (Isabellaweg/Pyramide, IJzendijke, Netherlands) and at 1220 hrs "B" Coy position was at MR 167079 (Plattedijk, IJzendijke, Netherlands). At 1350 hrs, "A" Coy reported being counter attacked and called for carriers, but the carriers could not assist them as "B" Coy had not arrived to take over from them. However M10 tanks were sent up to assist "A" Coy. By 1505 hrs, "C" Coy reported in positions and at 1715 hrs, "A" Coy was pulled back from their positions, so that Artillery fire could be brought down. Remaining Coys gained their objectives and after some fighting "A" Coy was successful in reaching theirs. At 1735 hrs the C.O. was called to Brigade.
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