DAILEY, GORDON ERNEST

Birthdate
Birthplace
Axe Lake, Ontario, Canada
Age
30
Parents
Son of George Henry and of Lydia Lavilla Dailey of Whitehall, Ontario, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Truck Driver
Service number
B/82277
Engagement
1942-07-07
Disembarked
1944-09-02, France
Date of death
1944-09-26
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
Lincoln and Welland Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 2 | Row C | Grave 3

"YOUR MEMORY IS AS DEAR TO-DAY AS IN THE HOUR YOU PASSED AWAY"

Military grave
Additional info

Qualified Driver I/C Class 3 (Wheeled) on August 24, 1942.

Qualified Motor Mechanic Group "C" on September 17, 1943.

Promoted to the rank of Corporal on December 1, 1943.

Reverted to the permanent rank of Private on April 8, 1944.

Overseas on June 26, 1944.

Enlisted to the Lincoln and Welland Regiment on September 12, 1944.

Had 2 brother overseas Robert Dailey and Howard Reginald Dailey (Royal Canadian Air Force).

The Lincoln and Welland Regiment war diary reports on September 26, 1944:
Clear and cool
0100 to 0600 hrs - The positions of the fwd Coys were unchanged. There was a brisk exchange of SA and mortar fire.
0250 hrs - The scouts attempted to cross the canal but due to enemy fire the crossing was cancelled.
0800 hrs - "C" Coy had a boating rehearsal at MR015010 (crossing Moerhuizestraat and Rapenbrugstraat, Belgium).
1000 hrs - Captain J.L. Dandy and the Platoon Comds made a careful recce of the crossing point and took another look at the ground on the far side. H.Q., "A" and "C" Coys were busy all day 'teeing up' for the raid.
1700 hrs - Brig Moncel held a co-ordinating conference at the Command Post and heard the Coy Comds plans. "A" Coy will provide covering fire from MR058024 (Moershoofde, border Belgium/Netherlands), "C" Coy will cross at MR065024 (Kantijne, border Belgium/Netherlans). One Platoon will take up a position MR065025 (Kantijne, border Belgium/Netherlands) to cover the right flank and patrol fwd 400 yds. Two Platoons will advance on Moershoofde MR0502 (Vlotweg/Leopold canal/Kleine Vlotweg, Belgium). One to stop at MR056023 (Moershoofde, border Belgium/Netherlands) and one to go into town to get prisoners - the withdrawal in reverse order. Supporting the raid will be 1 tp 28CAR, 2 Bofors 40mm for direction, 3-3 inch Mortars and priority on all Div Arty. The Engineers to provide a ferrying party. H hour 0515.
1930 hrs - "A" and "C" Coys, Mortars, Carriers and the Comd Post lef Maldegem, Belgium and proceeded to St. Laureins, Belgium MR052020 (Kleine Vlotweg, Moershoofdeweg, beside the Leopold canal) to assemble for the raid.