ROTHWELL, EDWARD

Birthdate
Birthplace
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Age
23
Parents
Son of William and Dorothy Rothwell of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Religion
United Church
Occupation
Truck driver
Service number
B/64161
Engagement
1940-07-20
Disembarked
1944-06-06, France D-DAY
Date of death
1944-10-25
Died
Killed in action, Netherlands
Force
Rank
Awards
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Plot 2 | Row E | Grave 4
Military grave
Additional info

Qualified Driver Mechanic group C.

Promoted to Corporal on April 2, 1943.

Promoted to Sergeant on September 27, 1944.

Killed in action during an attack on Grotendam, Netherlands (South of Oostburg, Netherlands).

Edward Rothwell - Queen's Own Rifles
Edward Rothwell (with baret) leaning against a WASP in France. July 29, 1944.

The Queen's Own Rifles war diary reports on October 25, 1944: 1315 “A” Coy started forward with “D” to attack OOSTBURG. One of the Flame throwers with “A” Coy struck a mine and the two men in it were killed (Edward Rothwell and Gordon Edward Smith). A heavy smoke screen was put down to assist the attack on the open road into the town. The houses on the outskirts were soon taken. No 8 platoon made a wild bayonet charge to gain as their objective the first crossroads in town.

Military Graves Queen's Own Rifles, Dunnepolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.
Military Graves Queen's Own Rifles, Dunnepolder, Zeeland, Netherlands.