NEUFELD, JOHN

Birthdate
Birthplace
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Age
26
Parents
Henry Mark and Tina Neufeld of Herbert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Farmer
Service number
H/17816
Engagement
1941-11-21, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Overseas
1942-04-11, United Kingdom
Disembarked
1944-07-23, France
Date of death
1944-10-01
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.
Plot 3 | Row A | Grave 6

"BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD REVELATION XIV. 13"

Military grave
Additional info

Overseas as reinforcement for Royal Winnipeg Rifles.

Transfer to Lake Superior Regiment on December 16, 1943.

Awarded One Good Conduct Badge on November 21, 1943.

To be Lance Corporal on August 14, 1944. Not promoted for being wounded.

Wounded on August 14, 1944. 

Back to the Lake Superior Regiment on September 22, 1944.

2 Brothers Overseas. Henry served in Italy and Martin in France.

The Lake Superior Regiment war diary reports on October 1, 1944:
Maldegem, Belgium 004996 (Het Rivierenhof)
It was a fine day after rain in the night. It has begun to get colder during the nights. The Commanding Officer, 2 I/C and Company Commands attended a demonstration of the Wasp flame thrower. Captain Griffith, 15 Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery replaced Lieutenant Denton as F.O.O. (Field Ordering Officer) with "C" Coy. The C.O. visited "A" Echelon and spoke to the new reinforcements before they go with the Companies. At 1815 hrs there was a Church service at Battalion Head Quarters held by Padre Leng. 
"A" Company had a rather quiet day with intermittent Mortar and small Arms fire. Lieutenant J.K. Brown returned from the L.O.B. (Line Of Balance (?)) and Lieutenants Hinton and Middleditch left to be L.O.B. Private Fallon, while on duty, noticed 2 enemy on this side of the canal but we were unable to intercept them. Private Neufeld was killed instantly by an enemy Sniper. Sergeant Cormier carried out an extensive recce for the Royal Canadian Engineers of the approach to the canal. "B" Coy had very little activity on their front. Major Murray left for L.O.B. and Captain R. Styffe assumed command. "C" Coy also had little activity on its front with occasional Mortar and shellfire to the right of their position. The forward Platoons all reported green flares, wagon movement and hammering along the whole front in "C" Coy sector. A patrol from "D" Coy under command of Sergeant Baker carried out a patrol in the area of Zoetendale, Maldegem, Belgium. They kept harassing the enemy with fire and drew fire from the enemy. There were no casualties in "B", "C" and "D" Coys.