HOSACK, HOWARD GERALD

Birthdate
Birthplace
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Age
25
Parents
Son of Elmer James Hosack and Velma Rose Hosack of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
Banker
Service number
Canadian officiers don't provide a service number
Engagement
1939-09-20
Disembarked
1944-07-30, France
Date of death
1944-10-06
Died
Killed in action, Belgium
Force
Rank
Awards
Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 8 | Row A | Grave 6
Military grave
Additional info

1939-11-25
Discharge certificate: Enlisted 24 September, 1939. A-363 Trooper Horward Gerald Hosack, First Hussars C.A.S.F. For the purpose of being appointed to a commission. 

1941-04-14
Enlisted.

1942-05-08
Qualified as Driver Class II, Motorcycle Class III.

The Algonquin war diary reports on October 6, 1944: At 0630 hrs "D" Coy's area was shelled and Pte LJP Gallant was killed. After that, the Coy spent a quiet day. At 1900 hrs a patrol from 17 Platoon under Lt Hosack, went out in search of PW and when they were about 100 yds from the enemy they were subjected to a hail of SA fire and were forced to withdraw. Lt Hosack is missing. There were no other casualties from this operation.

Military Graves, mostly (29) Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Paulinapolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Military Graves, mostly (29) Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Paulinapolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Monument Canada Paulina Biervliet
A monument standing almost on the exact location where this soldier had his Military Grave. Paulinapolder, Biervliet, Netherlands.