PEPIN, ARTHUR JOSEPH

Birthdate
Birthplace
Eastview, Ontario, Canada
Age
20
Parents
Son of Octave and Leda Pepin of Eastview, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Roman Catholic
Occupation
Clerk
Service number
C/118598
Engagement
1944-04-23
Disembarked
1944-08-17, France
Date of death
1944-10-05
Died
Killed in action, Netherlands
Force
Awards
Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 7 | Row E | Grave 1

"IN LOVING MEMORY OF A BELOVED SON. GOD GRANT HIM ETERNAL REST"

Military grave
Additional info

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 The enemy had withdrawn and the platoon returned, still with no PW.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.

PEPIN, ARTHUR JOSEPH

PEPIN, ARTHUR JOSEPH
SOURCE dugout: Jos de Putter