ARSENEAU, HECTOR THOMY

Birthdate
Birthplace
Campbellton, New Brunswick, Canada
Age
26
Parents
Son of Thomas and Ida Arseneau of Robertville, Gloucester County, New Brunswick, Canada
Religion
Roman Catholic
Occupation
Farmer
Service number
G/23183
Engagement
1941-06-04, Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
Overseas
1941-12-14, United Kingdom
Disembarked
1944-06-06 D-DAY!
Date of death
1944-10-24
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Cemetery reference
Plot 9 | Row E | Grave 6

"SON OF THOMAS AND IDA ARSENEAU, ROBERTVILLE, N.B. CANADA. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE"

Military grave
Additional info

Rifle Number 18749.

Killed in action in the area of Scherpbier, an area between Schoondijke and Oostburg, Netherlands.

One younger brother Gordon in the Army.

The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment war diary reports on October 24, 1944:
Schoondijke, Netherlands (Liberated by the Highland Light Infantry of Canada) MR082139 (Lange Heerenstraat, close to the windmill.)
Weather: Clear and cold, cloudy later in afternoon.

Companies continued their advance this morning and at 1125 hrs, "C" Coy reported their progress slow, and were under heavy Mortar and Machine Gun fire. "B" Coy called for M.M.G's. 
After some fighting, Companies reported themselves on objectives and P.W. total was 2 German Officers and 99 Other Ranks.
Brigade ordered an "O" Gp at 2330 hrs. Today 28 Other Ranks were sent to Eeklo, Belgium to see the Canadian Army show which was playing that town for 5 days.

WW2 temporary burial Canadians Maldegem
Temporary burial: Maldegem, Belgium.