NUTTALL, GERALD MORTON

Birthdate
Birthplace
Salem, Nova Scotia, Canada
Age
25
Parents
Son of John Reginald and Nema Cecila Nuttall of Advocate Harbour, Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada
Religion
Methodist
Occupation
Truck Driver
Service number
F/2579
Engagement
1941-12-04, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Overseas
1944-08-03, United Kingdom
Disembarked
1944-10-07, France
Date of death
1944-11-02
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
Regina Rifle Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Cemetery reference
Plot 10 | Row H | Grave 5

"AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER HIM"

Military grave
Additional info

Awarded One Good Conduct Badge on December 4, 1943.

Qualified Driver Class 3 (Wheeled) on April, 21, 1944.

Qualified Driver Mechanic (M.V.) Group "C" on June, 22, 1944.

Assigned to Regina Rifle Regiment on October 17, 1944.

The Regina Rifle Regiment war diary reports on November 2, 1944: Kapelle St. Pieter MR 006173 (Knokkertweg, Cadzand, Netherlands - between Strijdersdijk and Kapelleweg).

Today is a day to be remembered by us for after having made attacks on the pillbox in the early morning, which were unsuccessful, the enemy finally ran up the white flag in the afternoon. 8 Prisoners (PW) were taken in the morning and were all NCO who said they expected the garrison might give up soon. At about 1330 hrs the Major of the garrison and 2 other of his Officers came out with Lieutenant-Colonel Crofton of the Canadian Scottish Regiment and that was all for the BRESKENS pocket (Operation Switchback). Total PW were about 5 or 6 Officers and approx 350 other ranks. Some of our boys who had been taken prisoner by Jerry (Germans) were OK and were brought out also. The pillboxes proved to be real thick concrete and made to last for a long time, there were many heavy guns around it and it certainly was well surrounded by weapons. Jerry had several wounded and we had a few also. Everybody is very happy that this fighting is over in this area. All afternoon was spent in getting the prisoners and wounded out. CO held an O GP at 1930 hrs and gave details on exercise "RELAX" --2 Day rest in Ghent, Belgium-- This should prove a pretty good thing for we will be billeted in with the civilians. Time of moving off is around 1145 hrs.

NUTTALL, GERALD MORTON

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