Service number before becoming an Officer: G/3675 (Gunner).
Qualified as M.T. Class 3 (Wheeled) on September 19, 1942.
Qualified in Driving and Maintenance of Motorcycles M.C. Class 3 on October 19, 1942.
Assigned to the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment on February 1, 1943.
Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on March 13, 1943.
Served in N.S.R. 1st Battalion.
Mentioned in Despatches.
The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment war diary reports on October 12, 1944:
Terneuzen-Gent MR 188147 (Scheldedijk, Biervliet, Netherlands).
Weather: Clear and cool. Visibility fair.
At 0735 hrs, the balance of "F" Each. Vehicles were ordered to move across and join Tactical H.Q.
Companies moved up and "A" Coy on the right had some stiff fighting on the dykes. They were counter-attacked, but managed to beat off the attack. Lt. M.F. Quinn was killed and Major F.F. Moar, Commanding Officer. of "A" Coy was wounded and evacuated. Captain J.A. Woodcock took over "A" Coy. Other casualties were 13 other ranks evacuated and 1 missing.
Bn. H.Q. was located at MR 187118 (Wittestraat, Biervliet, Netherlands). At 1930 hrs, the C.O. and I.O. attended an "O" Gp at Brigade, and at 2000 hrs, the C.O. held his "O" Gp of all Company Commanders and Commanders of attached Troops.
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!