Assigned to the North Shore Regiment on May 27, 1943.
Wounded on August 8, 1944 in Cormelles le Royal, France. The NSR war diary reports to be bombed by own aircrafts. 23 Other ranks killed, 73 Other ranks wounded and 2 Lieutenants wounded. Severe bomb fragment wound left thigh and back.
Back to France on October 2, 1944.
Died of wounds in Gent, Belgium as a result of a bullet wound with a compound fracture to the right arm and a wound to the chest.
One brother Overseas F/51760 Lance Corporal Joseph Montgomery.
The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment war diary reports on October 17, 1944:
Mollekot MR145067 (Crossroad Mollekotweg/ Vrijedijk, IJzendijke, Netherlands).
Weather: Scattered clouds and showers.
At 2000 hrs, "A" Company sent a patrol to MR141088 (Crossing Westdijk/ Isabellaweg, IJzendijke, Netherlands, at monument for the Engineers). At 2145 hrs, patrol reached objective and came under small arms fire from MR128088 (Crossing Mollekotweg/ Watervlietseweg/ Oudemansdijk, IJzendijke, Netherlands).
Personal details have been collected from official Service Records and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. Some of the additional information has been provided by War Diaries, Libera Me (G.E. Spittael), Polder Fighting (R.W. Catsburg), Veterans Affairs Canada, WW2 Talk, Aircrew Remembered and other sources. The commonwealth-adegem.com website is not responsible for incorrect information.
Everything has been collected and processed voluntarily by Michael van de Velde, Netherlands. Along the way I had great support from expert researchers and other volunteers. Thank you!