Volunteered for paratroops but did not appear as yet to have developed sufficient aggressive spirit. Has shown fairly good adjustment to the army and appears well suited for recommendation driving and maintenance. W.G. Mann, Captain.
Enlisted 6 Jul 43 in Regina. Basic Training at Brampton. Father an immigrant from German-speaking Central Europe. Has two brothers in the Services. A stocky, solidly-built man who is slow in his movements but appears to have some fighting capacity. E. Dennis, Captain.
Examination of the forgoing and interview indicate suitability for overseas service in C.A.C. (Operational) as Driver i/c Class III (W) & (T). E. Dennis, Captain.
Good sturdy build, somewhat slow in movement. Good adjustment to army, certain amount of fighting spirit and willingness. Normally intelligent, some mechanical aptitude, likes work in tanks and interested in upgrading in tank mechanics. Should prove reliable, will try hard on training. K.M. Davidson, Captain.
Fallen buddies: The list of names from these soldiers are those that were temporary buried (military grave) on the same location before they eventually were reburied at the Adegem War Cemetery in Belgium.
There might be an age difference between the profile and headstone. The age on the profile comes from the soldier's service records. It's well known that some lied about their age.
Military grave coordinations are not always spot on, but pretty accurate to the map references in the soldier's service records.
Personal details have been collected from official Service Records and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Some of the additional information has been provided by War Diaries, Libera Me (G.E. Spittael), Polder Fighting (R.W. Catsburg), Veterans Affairs Canada, WW2 Talk, Aircrew Remembered and other sources. The commonwealth-adegem.com website is not responsible for incorrect information.
Everything has been collected and processed voluntarily by Michael van de Velde, Netherlands. Along the way I had great support from expert researchers and other volunteers. Thank you!