STEEVES, MORRIS WILLIAM

Birthdate
Birthplace
St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
Age
23
Parents
Son of Samuel G. and Blanch Irene Steeves of Newcastle Bridge, Queen's County, New Brunswick, Canada
Religion
Pentecostal
Occupation
Labourer
Service number
G/18146
Engagement
1939-09-23, Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada
Overseas
1941-07-18, United Kingdom
Disembarked
1944-06-06 D-DAY!
Date of death
1944-10-18
Died
Belgium, Died of wounds
Force
Rank
Awards
North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Cemetery reference
Plot 10 | Row E | Grave 2

"I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT, I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE, I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH"

Military grave
Additional info

Assigned to the North Shore Regiment on June 21, 1941.

Awarded One Good Conduct Badge on August 23, 1941.

Appointed Lance Corporal on August 1, 1943.

Wounded on D-Day.

Back to France on August 26, 1944.

Promoted to the rank of acting Corporal on September 20, 1944.

Wounded on October 17, 1944.

Awarded the Croix de Guerre 1940 avec Palme. This award was granted in recognition of his outstanding contribution towards the liberation of Belgium during the Second World War.

The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment war diary reports on October 17, 1944:
Mollekot MR145067 (Crossroad Mollekotweg/ Vrijedijk, IJzendijke, Netherlands).
Weather: Scattered clouds and showers.

Battalion stayed in present positions, while Queen's Own Rifles of Canada and Le Regiment de la Chaudiere, completed their phases. 

At 2000 hrs, "A" Company sent a patrol to MR141088 (Crossing Westdijk/ Isabellaweg, IJzendijke, Netherlands, at monument for the Engineers). At 2145 hrs, patrol reached objective and came under small arms fire from MR128088 (Crossing Mollekotweg/ Watervlietseweg/ Oudemansdijk, IJzendijke, Netherlands).