NEWTON, DAVID BEVERLEY

Birthdate
Birthplace
Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
Age
24
Parents
Son of Stanley and Hettie Mildred Newton of Norwich, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Baptist
Occupation
Labourer
Service number
A/4084
Engagement
1940-05-29, London, Ontario, Canada
Disembarked
1944-07-10, France
Date of death
1944-10-20
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
Highland Light Infantry of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Plot 3 | Row F | Grave 1

"THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD; I SHALL NOT WANT"

Military grave
Additional info

Overseas on July 20, 1941.

Assigned to the Highland Light Infantry of Canada on July 22, 1941.

Qualified Driver Mechanic on February 6, 1943.

Awarded One Good Conduct Badge on July 10, 1943.

To be L/Cpl on November 20, 1942 and 19 March, 1943.

Reverts to the rank of Private at own request on January 5, 1943 and August 17, 1943.

To be Corporal on August 6, 1944.

The Highland Light Infantry of Canada war diary reports on October 20, 1944:
The Battalion made no moves today shelling was heavier but casualties were very light. North Nova Scotia Highlanders and Stormont Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders did some jockeying about to get into position for drive on Breskens, Netherlands. An "O" Gp was held at Brigade at 1700 hrs and we are not to be committed in actual attack on Breskens but here to establish a firm base through which the SDG may launch their drive. The C.O. held his "O" Gp at 1930 hrs and laid on plan for possible attack by HLI on Schoondijke, Netherlands. Time for attack is as yet uncertain. 
Weather today - fair, cold. Morale - very good.

Military Graves, mostly (29) Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Paulinapolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Military Graves, mostly (29) Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Paulinapolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Monument Canada Paulina Biervliet
A monument standing almost on the exact location where this soldier had his Military Grave. Paulinapolder, Biervliet, Netherlands.