MARQUIS DE MYERS

Birthdate
Birthplace
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Age
28
Parents
Son of William Henry and Charlotte Myers of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Freezer-man (meat packing plant), Salesman (Electrical appliances)
Service number
L/100000
Engagement
1942-03-10
Disembarked
1944-07-25, France
Date of death
1944-09-10
Died
Killed in action, Belgium
Force
Rank
Awards
Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 9 | Row A | Grave 3

"LOVE'S MEMORY OUTLASTS ALL. THO' THE YEARS WERE FEW MEMORIES WILL LINGER ON"

Military grave
Additional info

Confirmed rank of Sergeant on August 30th, 1943.

The Algonquin War Diary reports: "Oostercampe" (Oostkamp) September 10th, 1944. In the morning the remainder of the bn (battalion) moved into an area outside Oostercampe MR 862926 (area between today's Gruuthuselaan and 'de Cellen' castle.) F and B sheet 21 and 31. The bridge had been completed at 0500 hrs but enemy resistance continued on the east bank of the canal de Ghent. At 2100 hrs C Coy was ordered to cross the canal and consolidate at Eekhoute farm MR 870951(Van Cailliedreef) F and B sheet 21 and 31 by passing through the A & SH of  C (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada). The position was taken and held against continuous enemy fire. Casualties were reported to be 4 killed (L/Cpl Bulger F/60610, Pte Mc EACHERN A/105378, Sgt MYERS L/100000 and Cpl PARYSEK B/54708) and 4 wounded. Capt MASON was wounded in the foot.

His older brother Capt. Glyn William Myers served with the R.C.A. (8th Field Regiment). His other older brother Cpl. James Garnet (L/1553), Saskatoon Light Infantry (M.G.), R.C.I.C. (1st Inf. Div. Support Bn.) was killed in action on May 21st, 1944. His remains lay buried at Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Plot 13, Row F, Grave 2.