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.
Fallen buddies: The list of names from these soldiers are those that were temporary buried (military grave) on the same location before they eventually were reburied at the Adegem War Cemetery in Belgium.
There might be an age difference between the profile and headstone. The age on the profile comes from the soldier's service records. It's well known that some lied about their age.
Military grave coordinations are not always spot on, but pretty accurate to the map references in the soldier's service records.
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.
It took me 2 years of preparation and it will take about 2 years to proces all the data into this website. So, please contact me if you'd like to use some of the information from this website. Everything has been collected and processed voluntarily, during the few free hours, by Michael van de Velde, Netherlands. Along the way I had great support from expert researchers. Thank you!