BELAIR, ERNEST

Birthdate
Birthplace
Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Age
24
Parents
Son of Cleophas and Anna Belair of Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Roman Catholic
Occupation
Labourer
Service number
H/45926
Engagement
1940-07-02, Kenora, Ontario, Canada
Disembarked
1944-07-23, France
Date of death
1944-10-13
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Regiment (Fallen buddies)
Awards
Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.
Cemetery reference
Plot 3 | Row A | Grave 10

"BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES SO FOND AND TRUE WILL EVER REMAIN DEAR SON, OF YOU"

Military grave
Additional info

Overseas on August 22, 1942.

2 Brothers in the Army. Leo (served in Italy) and Edmond (served in Belgium).

The Lake Superior Regiment war diary reports on October 13, 1944:
Maldegem (MR 988007 - Vakebuurtstraat, Belgium)
There was rain in the morning but it cleared and became a fine afternoon and evening. An Leading Officer from the Lincoln and Wellland Regiment visited the I.O. at 1000 hrs. The C.O. visited the 10 Canadian Infantry Brigade H.Q. Word was received that we will relieve and be relieved by the 3rd Anti Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery in the area of Sint-Laureins, Belgium. The recce party went to the new location and returned at approximately 1700 hrs. The Coys all reported very activity on their fronts with occasional S.A., M.G. and Mortar fire. Flares were reported from the vicinity of Eede, Netherlands. The Belgians attached to "C" Coy cam under M.G. fire but was silenced by our Arty fire (3rd Cnd A/T Regt War diary confirms). "B" Coy reported considerable wagon movement on their side of the canal. 14 Platoon held a 6 pounder H.E. shoot but received no answering fire. The flame throwing Platoon held a shoot in the morning but received no answering fire.