MACDONALD, CECIL ANEAS

Birthdate
Birthplace
Glencoe, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Age
23
Parents
Son of Mary MacDonald of Vernon River, Prince Edward Island, Canada
Religion
Roman Catholic
Occupation
Farmer
Service number
F/4959
Engagement
1942-06-29, Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
Overseas
1944-07-21, United Kingdom
Disembarked
1944-08-17, France
Date of death
1944-10-15
Died
Belgium, Died of wounds
Force
Rank
Awards
North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 11 | Row C | Grave 6
Military grave
Additional info

Gunner training, didn't liked it. 45th Light Anti Aircraft Troop, Royal Canadian Artillery.

Assigned to the North Shore Regiment on August 21, 1944.

Wounded on October 13, 1944. 

Had 3 brothers Overseas: Wilfred, Gerald and Joseph (adopted).

The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment war diary reports on October 13, 1944:
IJzendijke, Netherlands MR 187118 (Wittestraat, Biervliet, Netherlands).
Weather: Clear and cool.
At 0830 hrs, "B" Coy moved off, followed by "C" Coy and "D" Coy and all three reported good progress at 0900 hrs.
At 0925 hrs "C" Coy  reported 40 Prisoners coming in. Typhoons (Air Force) attacked enemy positions at 0925 hrs for 15 minutes, which resulted in Prisoners. Artillery laid down fire when called on and fire was reported as being effective. 
At 0950 hrs, "A" Coy reported being in new position. "C" Coy reported being held up by M.G. Fire and "B" Coy reported mines in their area. All Coys gained their objectives after being pinned down by M.G. fire, held up by mines and also received some shelling.
From this operation we took 4 German Officers and 232 Other Ranks as Prisoners. Our unit lost 1 Other Rank killed (Nowe), 1 Officer wounded, Lieutenant T. Galatizine, 13 Other Ranks wounded and 1 Other Rank missing. The air and Artillery support was a very great factor in this attack.

MACDONALD, CECIL ANEAS
Source: VAC. Left Cecil and right his brother Gerald in Camp Alderschot, Nova Scotia, Canada.