FORSYTH, FREDERICK ROSS

Birthdate
Birthplace
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Age
22
Parents
Son of William and Maud Forsyth of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Carman apprentice
Service number
D/3964
Engagement
1941-06-23, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Disembarked
1944-09-04, France
Date of death
1944-10-28
Died
Netherlands, Died of wounds
Force
Rank
Awards
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Plot 2 | Row D | Grave 6

"AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER"

Military grave
Additional info

Overseas on August 24, 1941.

Granted T.P. Shoemaker "C"  on March 20, 1944.

Qualified Driver Mechanic M.V. Group "C" on May 31, 1944.

Assigned to the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada on September 27, 1944.

Rifle number 36L8157.

Two brothers in the Army. Harold John and Ronald (Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve).

The Queen's Own Rifles war diary reports on October 28, 1944:
OOSTBURG, Netherlands 04021125 (Nieuwstraat, Oostburg)

Reveille – Clear and cool.

With the first clear day for awhile we got lots of air support. Typhoons started out early and made things pretty hot for Jerry. According to PW’s they are a great morale breaker as well as doing alot of damage.

0900 Coys started bringing in PW’s and by noon we had 46 including 1 officer.

1300 Some Jerry Arty shells landed in town. Some damage but no casualties.

1800 Total bag of PW’s today is 129 including 2 Officers.

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