RIDLEY, JOHN MAXWELL

Birthdate
Birthplace
St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada
Age
31
Parents
Son of John Thomas and Myrtle Ridley of Riverside, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Baptist
Occupation
Factory policeman
Service number
A/86770
Engagement
1942-06-22
Disembarked
1944-08-18, France
Date of death
1944-10-16
Died
Dieds of wounds, Belgium
Force
Rank
Awards
17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars, R.C.A.C.
Plot 11 | Row C | Grave 3
Military grave
Additional info

Qualified Driver Class III (Wheeled) on November 25, 1942.

Qualified Driver Class III (Tracked) on December 9, 1942.

Promoted to A/Cpl. on March 19, 1943.

Promoted to A/Sgt. on April 15, 1943.

Confirmed to the rank of Sergeant on November 1, 1943.

Wounded on October 15, 1944. Bullet wound right upper arm + shoulder. Compound fracture humerus.

Awarded the Croix de Guerre 1940 avec Palme. This award was granted in recognition of outstanding contribution towards the liberation of Belgium in the Second World War.