Royal Canadian Artillery, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery - Roll of Honour 1939-47

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  1. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: PEARCE, DAVID L.
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Lance Bombardier
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 3 Field Regt.
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 24/11/1943
    Service No: L/18332
    Additional information: Son of Ernest D. and Jessie Pearce, of Lancer, Saskatchewan.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: V. H. 15.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  2. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: POTTS, MATTHEW
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 1 Lt. A.A. Regt.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 10/03/1944
    Service No: A/57065
    Additional information: Son of Matthew and Mary Potts, of Windsor, Ontario.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 1.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  3. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: RIDDLE, CAMPBELL H.
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 3 Field Regt.
    Age: 18
    Date of Death: 24/11/1943
    Service No: D/11021
    Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mathew Riddle, of Granby, Province of Quebec.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: V. H. 16.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  4. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: SAMPSON, JAMES F.
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 2 Field Regt.
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 01/11/1943
    Service No: D/11623
    Additional information: Son of John Moulton Sampson and Mary Sampson; husband of Lilian P. Sampson, of Willesden, Middlesex, England.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. D. 2.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  5. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: SCRAMSTED, ALLAN LLOYD
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 3 Field Regt.
    Age: 20
    Date of Death: 01/04/1944
    Service No: L/103409
    Additional information: Son of Gust and Mabel Scramsted, of Dunlop, Saskatchewan.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. E. 6.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  6. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: SETLIFFE, WILLIAM QUAYLE
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Captain
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Age: 50
    Date of Death: 25/12/1946
    Additional information: Brother of Mrs. William C. Hall, of Nashville, Tennessee.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. 101. Row. C. Grave 18.
    Cemetery: LOS ANGELES NATIONAL CEMETERY

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  7. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    I was curious about 2 men of 1 Anti-Tank Regt, RCA who died shortly after hostilities ended.

    Name: TEDCASTLE, BRUCE JAMES
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 27 Battery, 1 Anti-Tank Regt.
    Date of Death: 13/05/1945
    Service No: B/110399
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 15.
    Cemetery: OEGSTGEEST PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD

    The war diary states that he accidently shot and killed himself whilst on guard duty at a German Petrol Dump.

    Buried with full military honours the following day.

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  8. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    The 2nd man drowned in a canal, leaving a wife and 2 children back in England.

    Name: MAHANEY, WILLIAM HAYWARD
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 51 Battery, 1 Anti-Tank Regt.
    Date of Death: 30/05/1945
    Service No: K/72665
    Additional information: Son of Hayward and Isabel Mahaney; husband of Mary Ann Mahaney, of Kiltarlity, Inverness-shire.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 16.
    Cemetery: OEGSTGEEST PROTESTANT CHURCHYARD

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  9. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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  10. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Name: HARCOURT, ROBERT WESLEY
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Captain
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Age: 29
    Date of Death: 09/07/1943
    Additional information: Son of Arthur William and Melinda Harcourt; husband of Ethne Goodbrand Harcourt, who was killed in the same incident.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. B. Grave 635.
    Cemetery: CHISLEHURST CEMETERY

    & His Wife

    Name: HARCOURT, ETHNE GOODBRAND
    Rank: Civilian
    Regiment/Service: Civilian War Dead
    Age: 20
    Date of Death: 09/07/1943
    Additional information: of 54 Westmoreland Road, Bromley, Kent. Daughter of Ian C. A. and Mary A. Murray, of the same address; wife of Capt. Robert Wesley Harcourt, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (killed in same incident).
    Died at Whitehall Cinema.
    Casualty Type: Civilian War Dead
    Reporting Authority: EAST GRINSTEAD, URBAN DISTRICT

    Both were killed in the same incident, namely the Whitehall Cinema Bombing at London Road, East Grinstead, Sussex.

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    From the Spartucus Educational Website:-

    On 9th July 1943, ten German aircraft crossed the Sussex coast at Hastings and headed for London. At 5.05 pm the air raid sirens sounded in East Grinstead At the time 184 people were watching a film featuring Hopalong Cassidy in the Whitehall Cinema. A warning appeared on the screen that a German air raid was taking place but few of the audience, mostly children, took any notice of the message.

    At 5.10 PM one pilot became separated from the other planes and decided that he would find another target before he returned home. A few minutes later he saw a train entering East Grinstead Station. He circled the town twice before dropping his bombs on the High Street.

    One hit the Whitehall Cinema and others landed on several shops in the High Street and the London Road. As a result of the raid 108 people were killed and 235 were seriously injured. It was the largest loss of life in any air raid in Sussex.

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  11. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: SLEEP, DOW ELWOOD
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 1 Anti-Tank Regt.
    Age: 24
    Date of Death: 12/12/1943
    Service No: G/4128
    Additional information: Son of C. Elwood Sleep and Hazel Sleep, of Millville, New Brunswick.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. C. 8.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    Photos of Dow Elwood Sleep from the Veterans Affairs of Canada website.

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  12. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: SMASHNUK, PAUL
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 3 Field Regt.
    Date of Death: 24/11/1943
    Service No: M/4075
    Grave/Memorial Reference: IX. B. 2.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  13. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Rob,

    Great photos. Thanks for posting.
     
  14. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: SMITH, ROBERT P.
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 3 Field Regt.
    Age: 34
    Date of Death: 14/12/1943
    Service No: K/7130
    Additional information: Son of George W. and Mary K. Smith, of Vancouver, British Columbia.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: II. D. 8.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

    Possible error on the CWGC Database - Listed as Robert Frank Smith, with the same service number on the Veterans Affairs of canada website. I've e-mailed CWGC to check and verify the details. The Canadian site has the Parent's details, wheras CWGC has nothing listed.

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  15. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: SUDDARD, ERNEST W.
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 1 Anti-Tank Regt.
    Date of Death: 16/12/1943
    Service No: E/0088
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. F. 1.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: SWEET, CLAYTON ROBERT
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Gunner
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 1 Field Regt.
    Age: 28
    Date of Death: 07/02/1944
    Service No: A/103384
    Additional information: Son of Peter and Annie Sweet; husband of Joyce Sweet, of London, Ontario.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VII. H. 13.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  17. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: TEER, DOUGLAS THOMAS
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Bombardier
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 4 Anti-Tank Regt.
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 19/02/1944
    Service No: B/22122
    Additional information: Son of Letitia Teer, and stepson of Michael J. Zaher, of Toronto, Ontario.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. F. 2.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    Photos from the Veterans Affair of Canada website.

    Original Grave marker

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    Newspaper report from the time.

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    His Brother Jack (Bless him) on one Remembrance day. Also served in WW2.

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    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: THOMPSON, JAMES TURNER
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (B.S.M.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 7 Anti-Tank Regt.
    Date of Death: 07/03/1944
    Service No: G/5015
    Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 4.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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    Photo from Veterans Affairs of Canada website.

    Fredicton War Memorial

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    His name on one of the panels.

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  19. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: TISDALE, JOHN EDWIN
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 1 Field Regt.
    Age: 35
    Date of Death: 13/04/1944
    Service No: P/9329
    Additional information: Son of Albert and Alice Tisdale; husband of Anna May Tisdale, of Toronto, Ontario.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. A. 2.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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  20. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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    Name: TURNER, THOMAS HOWARD
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Captain
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Artillery
    Unit Text: 1 Field Regt
    Age: 24
    Date of Death: 16/12/1943
    Additional information: Son of William Howard Turner and Eve Jean Turner, of Ottawa, Ontario.
    Grave/Memorial Reference: XI. A. 14.
    Cemetery: MORO RIVER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY

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