Father deceased in 1922. Mother remarried to Frank Mehan.
Overseas on August 24, 1941.
Qualified Driver Mechanic (Tracked) Group "C" on April 28, 1942.
I am 5883515 L/Cpl Rowland, L.C. 243 Provost Coy, L of C area. On 16 Jan 45 at 2100 hrs I was on duty at 28 St Margaret straat, Belgium when a civilian informed me that a soldier had been taken from the canal, I accompanied the civilian to a civilian fire station where I saw a soldier lying on the flor with fireman applying artificial respiration. The greatcoat, battledress blouse and boots had been removed from the solider. The soldier's identity discs were still around his neck. I took the following particulars from them: Number K/57604, Name Mehan. I then picked up the soldier's tunic and found his part I and part II paybooks. From these I obtained his full name Floyd David. I found that his regiment was the 1st Battalion Canadian Scottish Regiment from an envelop addressed to him. I asked the doctor who was at the soldier's side supervising the artificial respiration, if there was still hope for the soldier. He replied that he could not be certain at the time. I asked if I should send for an ambulance and he replied: Yes.