Qualified Driver I/C on September 1, 1944.
Disembarked in France on February 27, 1945.
Att. 1 Survey Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery, 1 Canadian Corps Troops.
Has one brother Overseas, Private J.T. McCool C/100059, Canadian Forestry Company.
B/110288 Gunner J.E. McCool, 1 Cdn Survey Regt, RCA died of a puncture wound in the forehead at or about 1230 hrs 10 Mar 45 at 29 Kattestraat, Kuurne, Belgium.
The wound was caused by the discharge of a .380 Smith & Wesson revolver held very close to the forehead.
The revolver was property of F/77117, Sergeant C.F. Stuart of 1 Can Survey Regt, RCA, who was billeted in the same room as Gunner McCool.
No evidence as to the circumstances attending the shooting of B/1102288, Gunner J.E. McCool have ben forthcoming.
For the past two months Gunner McCool has shown signs of being greatly worried about something of an unknown nature.