KNECHTEL, WILSON ABEL

Birthdate
Birthplace
Perth, Ontario, Canada
Age
27
Parents
Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Knechtel of Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Lutheran
Occupation
Carpenter
Service number
A/71123
Engagement
1942-04-10, Listowel, Ontario, Canada
Disembarked
1944-08-13, France
Date of death
1944-10-15
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Plot 2 | Row E | Grave 8
Military grave
Additional info

Promoted to Sgt on October 1, 1943.

Overseas on May 26, 1944.

Reverts to Cpl at own request on July 26, 1944.

The Queen's Own Rifles war diary reports on October 15, 1944:

Farm MR 17950710 (Isabellaweg/ Hondegatweg, Biervliet, Netherlands).
Reveille – Bright and clear.

0900 C.O., I.O., Scout Officer and Sigs Officer went on recce. Several chickens were liberated this morning, they tasted pretty good.

1600 The remainder of “F” Ech came back from “A” Ech. They managed to get a shower while there. Also were inspected by two girls to find out who had robbed them. Needless to say BHQ were not picked out as culprits.
1600 Lots of vehicles and M 10’s are rolling in now that the roads are cleared.

Military Graves Queen's Own Rifles, Dunnepolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Military Graves Queen's Own Rifles, Dunnepolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.