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.
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!