MEDHURST, NEIL DOUGLAS

Birthdate
Birthplace
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Age
25
Parents
Son of Charles Fredrick and Arthie Medhurst of Foremost, Alberta, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Student
Service number
Officer
Engagement
1942-05-11, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Disembarked
1944-07-18, France
Date of death
1944-10-09
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, R.C.I.C.
Plot 7 | Row D | Grave 6

"HIS MEMORY LIVES WITH US"

Military grave
Additional info

Promoted to the rank of Sergeant on May 14, 1942.

Promoted to the rank of 2/Lieutenant on August 7, 1942.

Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on September 12, 1942.

Quiet, sound and intelligent; with experience should make an excellent Platoon Officier. Major J.O.R. Evans, Comdt. A.16 Can. Inf. Training Centre. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. September 17, 1942.

Overseas on April 30, 1944.

Assigned to the Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders on July 28, 1944.

Had 1 brother overseas. Charles Fredrick Jr.

The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders aboard the flotilla anxiously watched as shells dropped in the water around the craft, sending up big water spouts, but none scored a hit.
Not only the Glens and brigade HQ were carried to Green Beach (Between Biervliet and Hoofdplaat, Netherlands). Also present were a Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa machine-gun company and mortar platoon, a platoon of engineers, a company of No. 23 Field Ambulance and a platoon from the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps detailed to offload and move stores up to the fighting units. Touchdown came a 0930 hrs and, as the Buffaloes growled onto the muddy beach, everything seemed calm. Just as the men and vehicles started unloading all hell broke loose with heavy artillery, mortar and everything the enemy could muster being poured into the small foothold. The Glens signaller officer, Lt Neil Medhurst and his signaller, Pte Malcolm Elvin Thomas Armstrong died instantly when a shell hit their jeep as it descended a Buffalo ramp.
Source: Terrible Victory.

MEDHURST, NEIL DOUGLAS

Temporary burial farm P. de Clerck
Drawing temporary burial of 37 Canadians, included Armstrong. Farm P. de Clerck, Thomaespolder, Biervliet, Netherlands.