CONN, HOWARD PATTERSON

Birthdate
Birthplace
Rostern, Saskatchewan, Canada
Age
26
Parents
Son of Charles and Christina Conn of Aberdeen, Saskatchewan, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Truck and tractor driver, Miner
Service number
B/55678
Engagement
1941-10-24
Disembarked
1944-07-26, France
Date of death
1944-09-09
Died
Killed in Action, Belgium
Force
Rank
Awards
Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 7 | Row E | Grave 12

"DEATH DOTH HIDE BUT NOT DIVIDE IN CHRIST UNITED STILL WE ARE"

Military grave
Additional info

Awarded the Good Conduct Badge on July 2nd, 1944.

The Algonquin War Diary reports: "Oostercampe" (Oostkamp) September 9th, 1944. The previous crossing of the canal south of Bruges at Moerbrugge Bradburn was ordered to RECCE a crossing at point MR 895919 (Halve Maanstraat / Gevaerts Noord / Gevaerts Zuid) France and Belgium sheet 21 and 31. Coy commanders with the CO went forward to within 400 yards of this position with scouts and two sections of carriers for protection. The carriers were fired upon by the enemy. Two vehicles were lost and Cpl Conn killed. Sgt. Lintick was reported to have been shot in the stomach and taken prisoner by the enemy. 

His brother John Kenneth (R/90523) also died (December 11th, 1942) on service. Warrant Officer Class II (Pilot), Royal Canadian Air Force, 272 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine.