PAINE, EDWARD WILLIAM

Birthdate
Birthplace
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age
20
Parents
Son of Roy Edward and Annie Paine of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Truck driver
Service number
B/41744
Engagement
1942-06-12
Disembarked
1944-07-22, France
Date of death
1944-09-19
Died
Killed in action, Belgium
Force
Awards
Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 11 | Row B | Grave 5

"A TOKEN OF LOVE AND REMEMBRANCE OF A SON WE SHALL NEVER FORGET. MOM AND DAD"

Military grave
Additional info

The Algonquin war diary reports on September 19, 1944: At 0700 hrs "A" Coy left and moved from "D" Coy position down the street previously cleared to meet one platoon of "B" Coy with a troop of tanks. The Tanks moved up the street to the NE limit of the town (Assenede, Belgium). "B" Coy platoon cleared the north side of the street and 2 platoons of "A" Coy cleared the south side. One platoon of "A" Coy cleared the rear of the houses. The Coy then consolidated in the same positions they occupied before being recalled to "D" Coy area. At 0800 hrs, the set defensive positions on the perimeter of the town and settled there for the rest of the day. At 1000 hrs Sgt Paine was killed by mortar fire.