ELFORD, STEWART ALVIN

Birthdate
Birthplace
Essex, Ontario, Canada
Age
21
Parents
Son of Mark and Jennie Elford of Harrow, Ontario, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Farmer
Service number
A/117893
Engagement
1943-04-27, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Disembarked
1944-08-13, France
Date of death
1944-10-15
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Plot 2 | Row E | Grave 3

"MILD AND GENTLE AS HE WAS BRAVE WHEN THE SWEETEST LOVE OF HIS LIFE HE GAVE"

Military grave
Additional info

1943-08-31
Average soldier. Cheerful. Will make good Infantry man. Has had a little foot trouble. N. Muir, Captain.

1944-07-12
Perfect conduct record. Anxious to get Overseas and gave up the School Of Instruction course. 
Examination of the foregoing and interview indicate suitability for Overseas service in C.I.C. (Operational) as non-tradesman. M.L. Entwistle, Captain.

Overseas on July 19, 1944.

The Queen's Own Rifles war diary reports on October 15, 1944:

Farm MR 17950710 (Isabellaweg/ Hondegatweg, Biervliet, Netherlands).
Reveille – Bright and clear.

0900 C.O., I.O., Scout Officer and Sigs Officer went on recce. Several chickens were liberated this morning, they tasted pretty good.

1600 The remainder of “F” Ech came back from “A” Ech. They managed to get a shower while there. Also were inspected by two girls to find out who had robbed them. Needless to say BHQ were not picked out as culprits.
1600 Lots of vehicles and M 10’s are rolling in now that the roads are cleared.

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