REED, RUSSELL RONALD

Birthdate
Birthplace
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Age
23
Parents
Son of Albert H. and Lillian Reed, of Lansing, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
Shipper
Service number
B/65946
Engagement
1943-01-29
Disembarked
1944-07-22, France
Date of death
1944-10-05
Died
Killed in action, Netherlands
Force
Rank
Awards
Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 3 | Row D | Grave 2

"SLEEP IN PEACE YOUR DUTY DONE YOUR MEMORY WE LOVE AND CHERISH"

Military grave
Additional info

1943-01-30
Taken on the strength of the 3 Bn. Queen's Own Rifles of Canada C.A. (A) on enlisting into the C.A. (Rifleman)

1943-02-11
Transfer to 1 Bn. Algonquin Regiment. Debert N.S.

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 The enemy had withdrawn and the platoon returned, still with no PW.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