COLES, NORMAN JOHN

Birthdate
Birthplace
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age
21
Parents
Son of William Alfred and Emily Coles of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Factory worker
Service number
B/64954
Engagement
1942-01-16, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Disembarked
1944-06-13, France
Date of death
1944-10-27
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Plot 2 | Row D | Grave 9

"SERVANT OF GOD, WELL DONE THY GLORIOUS WARFARE'S PAST. EVER REMEMBERED BY MOTHER FATHER, SISTERS AND BROTHERS"

Military grave
Additional info

To be Lance Corporal on December 1, 1942.

Proceeding Overseas as reinforcement to the Q.O.R. on December 3, 1942.

Overseas on December 14, 1942.

Reverted to the rank of Rifleman on August 14, 1944.

Killed in action during the liberation of Oostburg, Netherlands.

Rifle number 14L3413.

The Queen's Own Rifles war diary reports on October 27, 1944:
OOSTBURG, Netherlands 04021125 (Nieuwstraat, Oostburg)

Reveille – Cloudy and cool with fair wind.

1515 One P.O.W. From 301 FLAK bn, brought in by “D” Coy. He had been left behind to listen fro “PANZERWAGENS” and had been cut off. He produced a mouth organ and gave us an organ recital which was quite good but fate in the shape of Bde PW Cage at last took him from us.

1600 “A” Coy moved ahead.

1800 24 PW’s brought in by “A” Coy and 29 by “B”

2000 O Gp at Bde.

2339 O Gp at BnHQ. Our Arty and Mortars were busy all night.

COLES, NORMAN JOHN

Military Graves Queen's Own Rifles, Dunnepolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Military Graves Queen's Own Rifles, Dunnepolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.