4th Canadian Armoured Division - Battle of the Scheldt

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  1. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: STARK, DANIEL DONALD
    Initials: D D
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Regiment/Service: Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.
    Age: 31
    Date of Death: 04/11/1944
    Additional information: Son of Daniel and Barbara Stark; husband of Margaret Adelia Stark, of Winnipeg, Manitoba. B.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 7. A. 5.
    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  2. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: SWEENEY, ANTONY W. P.
    Initials: A W P
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.
    Age: 27
    Date of Death: 29/10/1944
    Service No: B/21688
    Additional information: Son of James and Agnes Sweeney, of Timmins, Ontario.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. F. 2.
    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  3. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: THOMAS, MONTAGUE BROUGHTAM
    Initials: M B
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 07/10/1944
    Service No: H/46594
    Additional information: Son of Clavell W. and Margaret J. Thomas, of Fort William, Ontario.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 7.
    Cemetery: ADEGEM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  4. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: VERMEERSCH, RAYMOND JOSEPH ANTHONY
    Initials: R J A
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.
    Age: 22
    Date of Death: 21/10/1944
    Service No: L/104148
    Additional information: Son of Edmund and Mary Vermeersch, of Langenburg, Saskatchewan.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 12. G. 11.
    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    Source: Veterans Affairs Canada

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  5. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: VOST, JOHN HEATH
    Initials: J H
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 30/10/1944
    Service No: H/46408
    Additional information: Husband of Florence Carol Vost, of Dryden, Ontario.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 9. C. 1.
    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    Source: Veterans Affairs Canada

    Birth: Manchester, England. Date not known
    Death : October 30, 1944 in Belgium.

    John Vost came to Dryden during the 1930s with his mother and older sister. John's older sister married a William Dixon of Dryden. It is not known what became of the Vost family after John's death in Europe.

    John joined the L.S.R. (Lake Superior Regiment) in July 1940, and went overseas in 1942. The exact nature of John's military service is not known. Charlie Rankin believes that John was a "runner". A runner is one who delivers messages from one field headquarters to another. Maudie (Smith) Lundmark of Wabigoon, who also enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces, was stationed in Brighton England where she met John Vost. When Maudie recognized John in England, she simply asked him "Hey what are you doing here?", and John replied with the same question!

    While stationed in England, John married a girl who first name was Carol. The wedding was attended by fellow Drydenites Mervin Brampton and Denver Pearson.
    John was wounded in Belgium and later died of his wounds while undergoing surgery. He is buried in Belgium.

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  6. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: WHALEN, HAROLD IGNATIUS
    Initials: H I
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.
    Date of Death: 27/10/1944
    Service No: F/75899
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. F. 1.
    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  7. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: WOODBECK, CLARENCE IRWIN
    Initials: C I
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Private
    Regiment/Service: Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.
    Age: 24
    Date of Death: 04/10/1944
    Service No: C/42846
    Additional information: Son of Charles and Eliza Woodbeck, of Owenbrook, Ontario. His brother Morris Everett Woodbeck also died on service.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: III. A. 7.
    Cemetery: ADEGEM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  8. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Canadian Grenadier Guards Battle of the Scheldt casualties

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    001
    BENDALL
    BL
    22ND ARMD REGT
    CANADIAN GRENADIER GUARDS, R.C.A.C.
    002
    BESEN
    SI
    22ND ARMD REGT
    CANADIAN GRENADIER GUARDS, R.C.A.C.
    003
    GRAHAM
    MRJ
    22ND ARMD REGT
    CANADIAN GRENADIER GUARDS, R.C.A.C.
    004
    HEWITT
    DG
    22ND ARMD REGT
    CANADIAN GRENADIER GUARDS, R.C.A.C.
    005
    HURWITZ
    SM
    22ND ARMD REGT
    CANADIAN GRENADIER GUARDS, R.C.A.C.
    006
    KEARNEY
    JW
    22ND ARMD REGT
    CANADIAN GRENADIER GUARDS, R.C.A.C.
    007
    MARTIN
    JR
    22ND ARMD REGT
    CANADIAN GRENADIER GUARDS, R.C.A.C.
    008
    MASKELL
    R
    22ND ARMD REGT
    CANADIAN GRENADIER GUARDS, R.C.A.C.
    009
    MORRISON
    FB
    22ND ARMD REGT
    CANADIAN GRENADIER GUARDS, R.C.A.C.
    010
    QUAIL
    CM
    22ND ARMD REGT
    CANADIAN GRENADIER GUARDS, R.C.A.C.
     
  9. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: BENDALL, BROCK LEROY
    Initials: B L
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Guardsman
    Regiment/Service: Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C.
    Unit Text: 22nd Armd. Regt.
    Age: 28
    Date of Death: 31/10/1944
    Service No: B/38074
    Additional information: Son of Stafford and Flossie Bendall, of Woodstock, Ontario; husband of Eileen Bendall, of Woodstock.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. B. 7.
    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  10. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: BESEN, SIMEON IRA
    Initials: S I
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Regiment/Service: Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C.
    Unit Text: 22nd Armd. Regt.
    Age: 26
    Date of Death: 23/10/1944
    Additional information: Son of Oscar and Elizabeth Besen; husband of Irene M. Besen, of Merstham, Surrey, England.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 2. B. 2.
    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    Source: Veterans Affairs Canada

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  11. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: GRAHAM, MELVIN ROBERT JAMES
    Initials: M R J
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Corporal
    Regiment/Service: Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C.
    Unit Text: 22nd Armd. Regt.
    Age: 24
    Date of Death: 29/10/1944
    Service No: D/26601
    Additional information: Son of William J. and Eva W. Graham; husband of Joyce A. Graham, of St. John's, Province of Quebec.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. E. 8.
    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    Source: Veterans Affairs Canada

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  12. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: HEWITT, DONALD GEORGE
    Initials: D G
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Guardsman
    Regiment/Service: Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C.
    Unit Text: 22nd Armd. Regt.
    Date of Death: 23/10/1944
    Service No: A/117107
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. B. 10.
    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  13. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: HURWITZ, SAMUEL MOSES
    Initials: S M
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C.
    Unit Text: 22nd Armd. Regt.
    Age: 25
    Date of Death: 26/10/1944
    Service No: D/26248
    Awards: D C M, M M
    Additional information: Son of Harry and Bella Hurwitz, of Montreal, Province of Quebec.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 9. F. 1.
    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    Source: Veterans Affairs Canada

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  14. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: KEARNEY, JOHN WALTER
    Initials: J W
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Lance Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C.
    Unit Text: 22nd Armd. Regt.
    Age: 30
    Date of Death: 31/10/1944
    Service No: D/76700
    Additional information: Son of Francis W. and Gertrude D. Kearney; husband of Eunice M. A. Kearney, of Westmount, Province of Quebec.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 7. A. 1.
    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    Source: Veterans Affairs Canada

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  15. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: MASKELL, ROBERT
    Initials: R
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Guardsman
    Regiment/Service: Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C.
    Unit Text: 22nd Armd. Regt.
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 20/10/1944
    Service No: D/26756
    Additional information: Son of Thomas Bertram and Isabel Olive Maskell, of Verdun, Province of Quebec.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 10. G. 9.
    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  16. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: MORRISON, FREDERICK BEACH
    Initials: F B
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Regiment/Service: Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C.
    Unit Text: 22nd Armd. Regt.
    Age: 26
    Date of Death: 31/10/1944
    Additional information: Son of Walter and Mary Morrison, of Montreal, Province of Quebec.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. B. 8.
    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  17. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    The operations to clear the Scheldt -Breskins Pocket, Sth/Nth Beveland and Walcheren Island "Swichback", "Infatuate 1+2" by the 1st Cdn Army and 98% of the British Medium and Heavy Artillery resulted in the following casualties;

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    Pieter
    Sorry for cross posting
    Rob
     
  18. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Name: QUAIL, CHARLES
    Initials: C M
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Guardsman
    Regiment/Service: Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C.
    Unit Text: 22nd Armd. Regt.
    Age: 28
    Date of Death: 28/10/1944
    Service No: B/62954
    Additional information: Son of William and Frances Quail, of Toronto, Ontario.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: 3. E. 7.
    Cemetery: BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  19. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Pieter,
    Great post...as per usual.
    Thanks for the excellent photos

    Randy
     
  20. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    If somebody has got pictures of the following headstones at Schoonselhof cemetery, it would be great if they were posted in this thread:
    KLYNE, JOSEPH OVIDE (Lake Superior Regiment)
    ROMANIUK, LLOYD LEWIS (Lake Superior Regiment)
    MARTIN, JOHN R. (Canadian Grenadier Guards)
     
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