SINGER, ALLAN BRUCE

Birthdate
Birthplace
Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada
Age
38
Parents
Son of Allan and Gertrude Singer of Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada
Religion
Presbyterian
Occupation
Shipper
Service number
F/82045
Engagement
1940-07-18
Disembarked
1944-10-07, France
Date of death
1944-11-02
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Fallen Buddies
Awards
Regina Rifle Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Plot 10 | Row H | Grave 1
Military grave
Additional info

Classified Class "C" Signaller on March 25, 1941.

Overseas to U.K. on September 19, 1941 Royal Canadian Artillery, 5th Light Anti Aircraft, 88 Field Battery. 

Classified Fitter Engineer Group "C".

Assigned to Regina Rifle Regiment on October 17, 1944.

The Regina Rifle Regiment war diary reports on November 2, 1944: Kapelle St. Pieter MR 006173 (Knokkertweg, Cadzand, Netherlands - between Strijdersdijk and Kapelleweg).

Today is a day to be remembered by us for after having made attacks on the pillbox in the early morning, which were unsuccessful, the enemy finally ran up the white flag in the afternoon. 8 Prisoners (PW) were taken in the morning and were all NCO who said they expected the garrison might give up soon. At about 1330 hrs the Major of the garrison and 2 other of his Officers came out with Lieutenant-Colonel Crofton of the Canadian Scottish Regiment and that was all for the BRESKENS pocket (Operation Switchback). Total PW were about 5 or 6 Officers and approx 350 other ranks. Some of our boys who had been taken prisoner by Jerry (Germans) were OK and were brought out also. The pillboxes proved to be real thick concrete and made to last for a long time, there were many heavy guns around it and it certainly was well surrounded by weapons. Jerry had several wounded and we had a few also. Everybody is very happy that this fighting is over in this area. All afternoon was spent in getting the prisoners and wounded out. CO held an O GP at 1930 hrs and gave details on exercise "RELAX" --2 Day rest in Ghent, Belgium-- This should prove a pretty good thing for we will be billeted in with the civilians. Time of moving off is around 1145 hrs.

SINGER, ALLAN BRUCE
Photo donated by a relative.
WW2 temporary burial Canadians Maldegem
Temporary burial: Maldegem, Belgium.