OTTAWAY, ERNEST EDWARD

Birthdate
Birthplace
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Age
32
Parents
Ernest and Lillian Florence of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Painter
Service number
Officer
Engagement
1939-09-08, Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Disembarked
1944-08-26, France
Date of death
1944-10-21
Died
Netherlands, Killed in a action
Force
Rank
Awards
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Plot 2 | Row E | Grave 7

"IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY DEAR HUSBAND WHO WAS KILLED IN OOSTBURG, HOLLAND"

Military grave
Additional info

1939: Royal Canadian Engineers (11th Field Coy, R.C.E.). At the time service number A/20119.
L/Sgt on September 9, 1939. Sgt on October 4, 1939. A/CSM on January 5, 1490.

Class Pioneer Clerk Group "C" on July 29, 1940.

Overseas on August 23, 1940.

Awarded the Canadian Efficiency Medal in April, 1944.

Assigned to the Queen's Own Rifles on October 13, 1944.

Killed in action (headshot) near Steenhoven, Netherlands. A few days before the attack on Oostburg, Netherlands.

The Queen's Own Rifles war diary reports on October 21, 1944:
STEENHOVEN 076113 (Steenhovensedijk, Netherlands)

Reveille – Misty and cool.

There was occasional shellfire during the night.

1545 We had a grandstand view of Typhoons giving SCHOONDIJKE, Netherlands a going over. This is one of the places that gives us plenty of trouble.

1630 “B” Coy went back as they were stopped by mines. After these had been looked after they went forward but had to consolidate 500 yds short of their objective.

 

OTTAWAY, ERNEST EDWARD

Military Graves Queen's Own Rifles, Dunnepolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Military Graves Queen's Own Rifles, Dunnepolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.