MACPHERSON, SAMUEL HARVEY

Birthdate
Birthplace
Williams Point, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Age
25
Parents
Son of Samual and Rebecca MacPherson of William's Point, Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Religion
Roman Catholic
Occupation
Farmer
Service number
F/13117
Engagement
1939-09-02, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada
Overseas
1944-06-25, United Kingdom
Disembarked
1944-08-05, France
Date of death
1944-10-16
Died
Belgium, Died of wounds
Force
Rank
Awards
North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Cemetery reference
Plot 10 | Row G | Grave 3

"MY DEAR HARVEY, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED BY YOUR LOVING WIFE"

Military grave
Additional info

Assigned to the North Shore Regiment on August 11, 1944.

Wounded on October 15, 1944. Died of wounds October 16, 1944. Bullet wound to the left side of the abdomen.

The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment war diary reports on October 15, 1944:
Kapitalen Dam MR176087 (Driesprongweg, Biervliet, Netherlands).
Weather: Cool and overcast with showers.

At 0800 hrs, forward Coy's moved off. Order of march was "A", "B", Command Post, "C" and "D" Coys. Rear Battalion was to stay in present position. At 0845 hrs, "B" Company reported having run into mines at MR165079 (Annaweg, IJzendijke, Netherlands - 300 metres North of Isabellaweg), which was in the area of the station. "A" Company reported being held up by Snipers at MR165079 (Pyramide, IJzendijke, Netherlands - 400 metres South of Isabellaweg). Progress was very slow. RECCE reported enemy contact in Mollekot, IJzendijke, Netherlands, strength unknown. 

At 1140 hrs, "A" Coy reported their position at MR162081 (Isabellaweg, IJzendijke, Netherlands - between Pyramide and Weg aan het verlaat, IJzendijke, Netherlands) and 1220 hrs "B" Coy position was at MR167079 (crossing Pyramide/Plattedijk). At 1350 hrs, "A" Coy reported being counter attacked and called for Carriers, but the (Bren) Carriers could not assist them as "B" Coy had not arrived to take over from them. However M10 Tanks were sent up to assist "A" Coy. By 1505 hrs, "C" Coy reported in positions and at 1715 hrs, "A" Coy was pulled back from their positions, so that Artillery fire could be brought down. Remaining Coy's gained their objectives and after some fighting "A" Coy was successful in reaching theirs. At 1735 hrs to Commanding Officer was called to Brigade.