REZANSOFF, WILLIAM

Birthdate
Birthplace
Kamsack, Saskatchewan, Canada
Age
22
Parents
Son of Nick and Laura Rezansoff of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Religion
Roman Catholic
Occupation
Mechanics helper
Service number
K/49065
Engagement
1943-01-05
Disembarked
1944-07-15, France
Date of death
1944-10-14
Died
Killed in action, Netherlands
Force
Rank
Awards
17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars, R.C.A.C.
Plot 8 | Row A | Grave 8
Military grave
Additional info

Parents came from Russia, emigrated to Canada.

Qualified as Class III Driver (Wheeled) on May 22, 1943.

Qualified as Class III Driver (Tracked) on June 12, 1943.

The 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars (7th Reconnaissance Regiment, 7th RECCE) war diary reports on October 14, 1944: "A" Squadron moved positions in and north-east of Biervliet and Tactical RHQ took over their old Squadron HQ at 192127 (Eiersgatweg, Netherlands). The Squadron's role was to occupy the town (Biervliet). "C" Squadron stil filled the gap between the Stormont Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders and North Nova Scotia Highlanders. "B" Squadron continued their advance on the left flank of the North Shore Regiment. In the afternoon the Adjutant and Signals Officer came over from the mainland with several other RHQ personnel. 

At about 1600 hrs RHQ and "A" Squadron had a close call from Rocket-Firing Typhoons (fighter planes) which dove on target about 50 yards in front of our forward troops. There were no casualties in the Regiment but some of our friends were hit.

It doensn't tell anything about Trooper Rezansoff, so perhaps he was killed in action by the Allied Typhoons after all.

Military Graves, mostly (29) Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Paulinapolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Military Graves, mostly (29) Highland Light Infantry of Canada, Paulinapolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.
A monument standing almost on the exact location where this soldier had his Military Grave. Paulinapolder, Biervliet, Netherlands.
A monument standing almost on the exact location where this soldier had his Military Grave. Paulinapolder, Biervliet, Netherlands.