MACKENZIE, JAMES ALBERT HINTON

Birthdate
Birthplace
Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada
Age
22
Parents
Son of James Kenneth and Marion Hinton MacKenzie of Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Bank clerk
Service number
D/3919
Engagement
1941-05-16
Disembarked
1944-06-18, France
Date of death
1944-10-30
Died
Killed in action, Netherlands
Force
Rank
Awards
17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars, R.C.A.C.
Plot 10 | Row C | Grave 3

"ONE OF THOSE WHO GAVE US PEACE THAT WE MIGHT LIVE"

Military grave
Additional info

Qualified Sanitary Duties on May 18, 1943.

Qualified Gunner operator "C" on August 9, 1943.

Awarded Good Conduct Badge on August 16, 1943.

To be A/Cpl on August 20, 1944.

Wounded on September 29, 1944.

The 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars (7th Reconnaissance Regiment, 7th RECCE) war diary reports on October 30, 1944: The main objective for the day was Sluis, Netherlands and "A" Squadron with "C" Squadron Troop, the entire Regimental Support Group and one troop of self-propelled guns was assigned the job. At about 0700 hrs they sent patrols towards the town and made contact with the Third Canadian Anti-tank Regiment who were holding the ground on the left flank. Third Troop got as far as Saint Joseph's College, 975093 (Groenevelt/ Burgemeester Aernoudtsweg, Sluis, Netherlands), where they were pinned down by machine gun fire and mines. Here they found that that Third Anti-tank were occupying half the college, and the Germans the other half. One M10 tank destroyer was blown up near the college and so obstructed the road that no other vehicle could pass. First Troop came up the road leading north-west into Sluis. They too stopped by machine guns and mines at 976084, Heilleweg, Sluis, Netherlands. Here Corporal MacKenzie was killed by a sniper.

MACKENZIE, JAMES ALBERT HINTON