Embarked Overseas on August 27, 1943. Disembarked in UK on September 1, 1943.
Probably killed in action by artillery fire while crossing the Leopold Canal.
Had 2 brothers in the Army. Both survived the War.
The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment war diary reports on October 7, 1944:
Boterhoek, Belgium MR 059993 (Grote boterhoek, Belgium).
Weather: Cloudy and visibility poor.
At 0800 hrs, the C.O. held an "O" Gp for a possible move, and at 0845 hrs the C.O. reported to 7 Brigade H.Q.
At 1215 hrs, "B" Coy moved to area MR 023013 (Moerhuizestraat/ Lievestraat, Belgium). "B" and "D" Coy were to put in attack over the canal in support of 7 Bde. "B" Coy was to push through Regina Rifles and consolidate. Then "D" Coy were to push through "B" Coy, but at 1500 hrs, Regina Rifles reported their bridge has been blown; so this part of the attack was called off until another bridge could be thrown across.
Forward Battalion H.Q., which had moved up to "B" Coy area, moved back to main Bn. "B" Coy also moved back to its original area.
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