The Algonquin war diary reports on October 5, 1944: At 1645 hrs an arty and mortar barrage was laid down on the enemy positions in front of "B" Coy area and at 1700 hrs, 10 platoon, under Lt Tompkins, attacked the enemy position. The enemy had withdrawn and the platoon returned, still with no PW. On the way back they came under enemy mortar fire and suffered 6 casualties. Cpl Reed and Ptes Jaeger and Cameron were killed, Sjt Turcotte and L/Cpl Lock were wounded and L/Cpl Pepin is missing.
The Algonquin war diary reports on October 11, 1944: Cpl Minor of "A" Coy today told a story that would suggest that one of Jerry's infamous atrocities has been practiced on a member of this unit. During "A" Coy's attack yesterday, Cpl Minor had occasion to enter a Jerry tunnel under the road, and in a dugout off this tunnel, he and some of his men saw the body of an Algonquin hanging. His pants were torn, his boots and socks gone, and his feet appeared to have been lacerated. Circumstances prevented a close inspection and later none of the section could say how he was hanging, but all those who saw the body, say that it definitely was hanging.
After an investigation it became clear that L/Cpl Pepin stepped on a German booby-trap.
SOURCE dugout: Jos de Putter