Disembarked from U.K. to France for a second time on August 26, 1944.
Wounded on October 18, 1944. (Could be October 22, 1944.) Compound fracture tibia.
Had 2 brothers Overseas, Clifford and Clarence.
The Cameron Highlanders Of Ottawa war diary reports on October 18, 1944:
163146 (Zuidlangeweg/ Wihelminadijk, Hoofdplaat, Netherlands)
Weather fair but cool
11 Platoon moved to MR120142 (Klakbaan/ Statendijk, IJzendijke, Netherlands), 10 Platoon sent no1 Sec to 118142 (East of 11 Pl) and no2 Sec to 117137 (Gaternissekreek/ Statendijk). 10 Platoon did quite a bit of firing on targets in the Schoondijke, Netherlands area in support of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada and the North Nova Scotia Highlanders. 10 Platoon's area was heavily shelled for 20 minutes, but no casualties were suffered. A wounded German Sergeant was brought into no2 Sec, 10 Platoon, by civilians. Lieutenant Smellie supplied a working party of six prisoners to bury animals in the area.
The Cameron Highlanders Of Ottawa war diary reports on October 22, 1944:
Bassevelde, Belgium 168001 (Nieuwe Boekhoutestraat, between Dorp and Stekelaarstraat)
Weather alternately clear and cloudy
Coy fitters and LAD carried on with complete check of 12 Platoon vehicles. Pay parade arranged for 13 Platoon and Coy H.Q. Major R.G. Armstrong visited Brigade H.Q.s and Platoons. 14 Platoon is in rest with 7th Canadian Infantry Brigade. 13 and 15 Platoons firing harassing and SP shoots with 8 and 9 Brigades. Coy 2IC, Captain L. Ritchie went to B Ech to pick up a new T-16 carrier and 2 new trailers. Clothing drawn for 12 Platoon which will bring them up to standard. 15 Platoon suffered a vehicle casualty in a carrier universal, and a replacement was sent from 12 Platoon to go under command 9 Brigade and bring 13 Platoon out for refit.
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