LECHOWICZ, TED ZIGMUND MIECZYSLAW

Birthdate
Birthplace
Ituna, Saskatchewan, Canada
Age
23
Parents
Son of Anthony and Magdaline Lechowicz of Angusville, Manitoba, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Truck driver
Service number
H/35624
Engagement
1940-10-01, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Overseas
1943-08-28, United Kingdom
Disembarked
1944-06-25, France
Date of death
1944-09-09
Died
Belgium, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
6 Field Regiment, RCA
Cemetery reference
Plot 1 | Row C | Grave 11
Grave Adopted
Unknown

"PEACE AND CONTENTMENT. EVER REMEMBERED BY MOTHER, DAD AND FAMILY"

Military grave
Additional info

Parents emigrated from Poland.

Qualified Clerk Group "C" on January 8, 1943.

Att. H.Q. RCA, 2nd Canadian Division.

Killed by German Artillery fire while setting up H.Q. in Avekapelle, Belgium. Captain K.J. Kelsey was also killed by the direct hit on the building and Gnr. Bennett was wounded by shrapnel to the left leg.

The 6 Field Regiment (Royal Canadian Artillery) war diary reports on September 9, 1944: 
Avekapelle, Belgium.

Fairly quiet morning. Fired some battery targets in support of Infantry as South Saskatchewan Regiment advanced to Nieuwpoort, Belgium, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders to De Panne, Belgium and Fusiliers Montreal to Koksijde, Belgium. Slight resistance encountered and several Mike targets fired. Out area received light shelling for one hour. Casualties 2 killed including Capt K.J. Kelsey our paymaster and 6 wounded. 88 guns were engaged effectively by Major Dale Harris and they never fired again. Fired more Mike targets on enemy retreating West to Dunkerque, France from De Panne. Weather cold and windy but first clear day in the past four days.