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Headstone F. Boivin

BOIVIN, FERNAND

Rifleman Fernand Boivin (age 25) E/110029 (Royal Winnipeg Rifles) was born in Cap Chat, Gaspe County, Quebec, Canada. He disembarked in France on September 8, 1944.

Researching his service records shows that he was killed in action on October 10, 1944 instead of October 13,1944.

Headstone J.A. McNeil

MCNEIL, JOHN ALEXANDER

Corporal John Alexander McNeil (age 37) G/22663 (North Shore Regiment) was born in St. Margaret Village, Victoria County, Nova Scotia, Canada. He disembarked in France on D-DAY June 6, 1944.

Researching his service records shows that his service number suppose to be F/97412 instead of E/97412.

Headstone A.C. McCartney

MCCARTNEY, ALEX CUNNINGHAM

Lance Corporal Alex Cunningham McCartney (age 27) G/22663 (North Shore Regiment) was born in Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada. He disembarked in France on D-DAY June 6, 1944.

Researching his service records shows that his service number suppose to be G/22663 instead of C/22663. "G" service numbers are known for enlistments in New Brunswick, while "C" service numbers are known for Ontario.

Headstone Gunner J.A. Reid

REID, JAMES ALLAN (23 Field Regiment)

Gunner James Allan Reid (age 21) C/101820 (R.C.A.) was born in Farm Point, Quebec, Canada. He disembarked in France on July 23, 1944.

Researching his service records and the 23 Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery war diary concluded that Gunner Reid died on September 8, 1944 instead of September 7, 1944.

Headstone Private J.H. Vincent

VINCENT, JAMES HENRY

Private James Henry Vincent (age 31) D/156056 (R.C.A.S.C.) was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He disembarked in France on August 5, 1944. 

Pte J.H. Vincent died on the evening of 15 Jul 45 as the result of an accident when the 5 cwt Willys vehicle WD No M1165628, which he was driving left the road on the approach to the Balgerhoek bridge between Brugge and Eeklo, Belgium (within 1 km from Adegem Canadian War Cemetery) and with its occupants plunged into the canal below.

Headstone Gunner L. Theriault

THERIAULT, LIONEL (17 Field Regiment)

Gunner Lionel Theriault (age 27) B/16579 (17 Field Regiment) was born in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. He disembarked in Italy on October 23, 1943. After the Italy campaign he disembarked in France on February 25, 1945. 

Gunner Theriault, Lionel was killed while attempting to climb out of the turret of a Sherman tank which was loaded on a flat-car, while the train was in motion. His head had apparently struck a log hanging obstruction, quite possibly an overhead bridge. 

Headstone Gunner E.J. Ramsay

RAMSAY, EDWARD JAMES

Gunner Edward James Ramsay (age 21) H/76285 born in Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada disembarked in France on August 15, 1944. He accidentally drowned on November 10, 1944 in a canal near Ketelplein, Gent, Belgium.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission will replace the headstone of E.J. Ramsay. According to his service records and research by Martin Skelly (CWGC) and myself this soldier was a Gunner with the Royal Canadian Artillery, attd. 12th Bn. 2nd Canadian Brigade Group. (And qualified Clerck "C").

HEADSTONE L/Cpl JOHN DAIGNAULT

DAIGNAULT, JOHN

Lance Corporal John Daignault (age 25) M/63818 born in St. Paul, Alberta, Canada disembarked in France on D-Day. He served with the Regina Rifle Regiment. John joined the R.R.R. on November 20, 1943. He was promoted to the rank of L/Cpl on July 21, 1944 and killed in action in the region between Strobrugge and Moerhuize, Belgium along the Leopold canal.

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Headstone Gunner J.R. Gates

GATES, JOHN RICHARD

Gunner John Richard Gates K/10219 (age 28) born in London, Middlesex, United Kingdom disembarked in France on July 27, 1944. He served with the Royal Canadian Artillery, 8 Light Anti Aircraft Regiment. John died from gastrointestinal obstruction on October 6, 1944.

Going through his service records it became clear that John's initials spelled incorrect on the headstone. CWGC confirmed a in a reply the initials suppose to be J.R. instead of J.E. and they shall correct or replace the headstone. Because of their enormous database this might take up to 18 months.