WHITMORE, LLOYD ERNEST

Birthdate
Birthplace
Wellington, Ontario, Canada
Age
21
Parents
Son of Samuel and Annie Sarah Whitmore of Steenburg, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Labourer (Lumbering)
Service number
C/120432
Engagement
1943-01-25, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Disembarked
1944-07-23, France
Date of death
1944-10-27
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.
Plot 2 | Row D | Grave 5

"IN MEMORY OF OUR DARLING LLOYD WHO LOVED HONOUR MORE THAN HE FEARED DEATH"

Military grave
Additional info

1943-07-12
This soldier has completed his Corps Training and has qualified as a Rifleman. He is presently posted to Trained Soldier Company and is considered suitable for immediate Overseas reinforcement. H.J. Newman, Captain.

Overseas on July 23, 1943.

Assigned to the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada on July 26, 1944.

To be Lance Corporal on September 14, 1944.

To be Corporal on September 30, 1944.

Killed in action during the liberation of Oostburg, Netherlands.

The Queen's Own Rifles war diary reports on October 27, 1944:
OOSTBURG, Netherlands 04021125 (Nieuwstraat, Oostburg)

Reveille – Cloudy and cool with fair wind.

1515 One P.O.W. From 301 FLAK bn, brought in by “D” Coy. He had been left behind to listen fro “PANZERWAGENS” and had been cut off. He produced a mouth organ and gave us an organ recital which was quite good but fate in the shape of Bde PW Cage at last took him from us.

1600 “A” Coy moved ahead.

1800 24 PW’s brought in by “A” Coy and 29 by “B”

2000 O Gp at Bde.

2339 O Gp at BnHQ. Our Arty and Mortars were busy all night.

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