Promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal on April 16, 1942.
Promoted to the rank of Corporal on April 28, 1942.
Promoted to the rank of Sergeant on August 1, 1942.
Appointed to the rank of 2/Lieutenant on December 8, 1942.
Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on June 19, 1943.
Overseas on March 5, 1944.
Assigned to the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders on August 2, 1944.
Hoofdplaat, Netherlands: Sergeant Fred Howarth of "A" Coy was huddling in a trench with Private Jack Tighe when the attack order came. "We got out of the trench... going single file and Jack Tighe was hit by a sniper as he went through a gap in the dyke. We were under direct fire from an enemy 20mm gun. By the time we reached our 'destination', the gun, we were pinned down and I had three men left in my section. Snyder, Hall and myself. We came to a culvert in the ditch and Lt. H.C. Fisher had been hit by a shell on the other side of the culvert and we could hear him over there. Lt. Ted Annable said he had to get over to him. I told him: "The minute you get up out of this ditch, they're going to shell us and you'll get hit!". But he decided to try to get over there. The moment he stepped up they hit him. The shell tore right through his hip and he was a goner right there, but he was still alive and one of the bravest things I think I ever saw was when a jeep came up with a stretcher bar in it and it was Cec Lalonde, who was driving. He brought that jeep up, along with another man aboard and the jeep was riddled with bullets. Even the jerry cans on in had fluid running out of them. Lalonde still put Annable on the stretcher and they put him in the jeep and took him back out. But he died shortly after from his wounds.""
Source: Terrible Victory.
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