The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin & Halton Regiment)
Honour Roll
World War II

• Private Clifford George Albert Allen; born Barrie, 13 October 1909; orphaned as a child, he was raised on the farm of Otto Bagshaw, at RR 2, Sunderland; at the time of his enlistment, he was working as a lumberman at Bagshaw’s farm. He enlisted in the Toronto Scottish Regiment in Toronto, 28 November 1942; B136844; transferred to The Lorne Scots 21 July 1943; 21 April-6 August 1944 5th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon; 4 July 44 embarked with 5 CIB Ground Defence Platoon; killed 6 August 1944; Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian Cemetery, France.
• Private
Alfred Joseph Arsenault; son of Arsène and Julia Arsenault of Urbanville, PEI; joined the North Nova Scotia Highlanders June 1940; F60236; left Halifax for England aboard the SS Orion, 18 July 1941; served in the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Holland; 2nd Defence and Employment Platoon, died 5 June 1945, age 28; Holten Canadian War Cemetery.

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• Private Kenneth Irving Austin; born in Kinmount, 25 December 1924, son of Charles and Gladys Austin; at the time of his enlistment in Montreal, 21 October 1943, the family was living at 33 Harriet Street, Toronto, and he was a seaman, working for Thom Eckert & Co., aboard the S.S. Hastings; D143254; 27 June-12 July 1944 9th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon; killed in action 13 July 1944 when La Petit Séminaire in Caen, Normandy was shelled; Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, France.
• Corporal
Marcus Frederick Ballard; born in Toronto, 15 August 1920, son of Arthur Henry and Alice Ballard; had a brother Roy and a sister Carmen; the family lived at 1910 Alexander Street, Lakeview; farm labourer, and greenskeeper and caddy at the Lakeview Golf and Country Club; in the Lorne Scots militia July 1940-April 1941; enlisted at Brampton 21 April 1941; B51637; met and married in England, Dorothy Margaret Ballard of Higher Openshaw, Manchester; 5th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon 30 April-6 August 1944; 3 August the platoon was attached to the Black Watch and eighteen men were missing or taken prisoner at the action at May-sur-Orne; died of wounds as a Prisoner of War 14 August 1944; Breteuil-sur-Iton Communal Cemetery, Eure, France. 1939-45 Star, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and clasp.
• Warrant Officer Class II
James Earl Banks; son of Earl and Cifylia Banks of Shelburne; B74654; -29 April 1942 No.3 Defence & Employment Platoon; 7 July 1942-18 April 1943 Corporal, 17 May-7 July 1943, 20 August 1943-28 April 1944 Acting Sergeant HQ 1st Canadian Army Defence Company; 16 May 1944-31 August 1945 Sergeant No. 3 Non-Effective Transit Depot; died 15 February 1946, buried Shelburne.
• Private
Bernard Nancis Barrett; born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, 18 April 1922, son of Walter and Theodate Carter Barrett of Paris, Ontario; truck driver and salesman; enlisted with the Lorne Scots, 1 May 1941; B51898; 1 Canadian Division Defence and Employment Platoon; he and Private Coxe were killed by aircraft machine gun fire 22 July 1943, age 21; Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily.
• Private
John Joshua Bateman; son of Joshua and Mary Elizabeth Bateman of Toronto; husband of Margaret Elizabeth Bateman of Toronto; B47242; 5th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon 19 August 1944-10 February 1945; died 10 February 1945, age 30; Antwerpen Schoonselhof cemetery, Belgium.
• Private
James Hilton Beatty; born Detroit, son of James Hilton and Carrie Beatty; came to Toronto in 1931; CNR porter; husband of Amy Jacqueline Beatty of Toronto; B103103; enlisted in The Lorne Scots in 1942; went overseas April 1943; first stationed in North Africa, attached to a motor corps; Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, killed in action 30 January 1944, age 25; Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, Italy. He was a member of BME church.

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• Private Philip Louis Bertrand, born 12 January 1923, son of Mr and Mrs Leo Bertrand, Toronto; B135213; 30 May 1944-11 March 1945, 20-23 March 1945 4th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon; died of pulmonary tuberculosis, due to his military service, at Weston Military Hospital, 15 February 1946; St Mark’s Roman Catholic cemetery, Markstay, Ontario.
• Corporal
Lorne William Black; born New Hamburg, son of William and Florence Black, educated Palermo, had trucking business in Milton; married July 1938 to Evelyn White of Milton; enlisted September 1940; B51885; trained in Brantford, went overseas in June 1941 with Lorne Scots; 1 Div; before D-day he was transferred to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles; killed 14 September 1944, age 28. Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringhen. Hamilton Spectator, 4 October 1944.

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• Private John Patrick ‘Pat’ Blackham; born Montreal 18 March 1918; son of Charles and Mary Blackham of Oakville; teller at the Bank of Montreal; joined the Lorne Scots militia in 1938; enlisted in CASF 9 September 1939; B51541; No. 1 Infantry Base Depot 9 September 1939-11 December 1941; arrived in Britain January 1940; promoted to Sergeant February 194,, Staff Sergeant May 1943; officer training at Brockville August 1943; Lieutenant, CDN/129 attached 8th Battalion, Royal Scots; killed 29 June 1944; Fontenay-Le-Pesnel War Cemetery, Tessel, Calvados, France.

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• Private Marvin Bloom; born in Pollockville, Alberta, 20 July 1923, the son of Ingmar and Hilda Bloom; the family moved to Canmore, where he grew up; working on the farm of his uncle, Arnt Skoglund, when he enlisted with the Alberta Regiment, 23 July 1943; M7617; transferred to the Calgary Highlanders, then to The Lorne Scots, 11 May 1944; 5th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon 12 May-6 August 1944; died of wounds as a Prisoner of War, 6 August 1944; another member of his unit who had been taken prisoner, Corporal A.F. Guchardi, was informed of his death by the doctor who had operated on him in the German Field Hospital. Bayeux Memorial, Calvados.
• Private
Henry Lloyd Bowen; born Cobourg, 3 July 1922; son of Henry and Nellie Bowen; moulder at the Dominion Wheel & Foundry; enlisted Kingston 29 April 1943; C121021; 6th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon; killed in action 6 August 1944, age 22; Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
• Lieutenant
John Edward Bowman; born 30 November 1922, son of William and Mildred Bowman; family lived at 197 Crawford Street, Toronto; he worked as a lumber checker for D.I.L. Inc. of Ajax; served with The Lorne Scots from 1933; B46991 Private 17 February 1943, when he joined the CASF; trained at Debert and Vernon; Corporal No. 20 Defence Platoon - 25 July 1943; Provisional 2nd Lieutenant, No 01 CTC, CIC 13 November 1943; 19 November 1943 SOS to A 10 TC (Provisional Reinforcement); Officers’ Training School in Brockville, then to Chilliwack; 18 December 1943 Lieutenant, A 10 TC (Reinft); 8 March 1944 SOS to A 34 TC (Reinft); 6 April 1944 embarked Canada; Canloan Officer. CDN/130 attached 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers, killed in action 22 June 1944; Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, France.

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• Private Henry Noble Bryans; born 28 March 1922, son of William Noble and Emma (Bourgard) Bryans; billiard room manager; enlisted October 1940; B52294; trained at Camp Borden; went overseas April 1941; HQ First Canadian Army; went to France nine days after D-Day; killed in action 21 January 1945, age 22; Schoonselhof Cemetery, Holland. Globe and Mail, 22 February 1945.
• Private
Robert John Campbell; born Windsor, 17 April 1925, son of Robert Carson and Mary Ann (McCann) Campbell of Toronto; B52046; 12 July 1941-8 May 1942, 8 July 1942-19 January 1943 No. 8 Defence Platoon; died of tuberculosis due to his military service, at the Freeport Sanitorium, Kitchener, 2 April 1946, age 20, Mount Forest cemetery.
• Warrant Officer Class II
William Carney; born Lancashire 19 November 1895; papermaker; served in the first world war with the 6th Battalion of the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry; served with the Lorne Scots form 1940, joined CASF March 1942; B435084; instructed at Niagara and Long Branch; died 17 November 1945; Greenwood Cemetery, Georgetown.

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• ßSergeant Kenneth Cazaly; born Westcliffe, Essex, 18 October 1904, son of George and Winnifred Cazaly, later of Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne; came from Rochford to Canada in 1929, his passage paid by the government; labourer; enlisted at Parry Sound with the Algonquin Regiment, 1 August 1940; B55142; transferred to the Lorne Scots 19 January 1942; No. 8 Defence Platoon 3 April-6 June 1942, 8 July 1942-18 April 1943; promoted Sergeant 3 March 1943; 8th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon 21 April-10 June 1944; killed in action 26 June 1944; Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, France. His grave marker identifies him as a Lorne Scot; the Book of Remembrance shows him belonging to the North Shore Regiment.
• Private
Harry Cherry; son of Harry and Christina Cherry of 186 Hallam Street, Toronto; B74138; returned to Canada as instructor [Globe and Mail, 16 November 1942]; Essex Scottish Regiment; killed in action, 1 March 1945, ae 29; Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands. Toronto Star, 10 November 2012.

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• Corporal Robert Theodore Cole; born Cole’s Island, New Brunswick, 20 February 1914, son of Frederick S. and Maria J. Cole; had five brothers and five sisters; farm hand, then cook at Douglas Northrup’s lumber camp on Cole’s Island; enlisted with the New Brunswick Rangers, March 1940; G27617; transferred to The Lorne Scots 28 March 1944; Corporal, 10th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon 26 April-17 June 1944, 2 July 1944-21 April 1945; died 21 April 1945; Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands.
• Sergeant
John Albert Collis; born Lowville 14 October 1915, son of George and Florence May Collis; truck driver in Milton; enlisted Brampton 8 September 1939; B51531; Corporal No. 1 Infantry Base Depot 8 September 1939-23 January 1940; volunteered for the paratroops; went overseas December 1943; Sergeant, Royal Hamilton Light Infantry; died 25 July 1944; Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

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• Private Gordon Howard ‘Red’ Colville; born Ottawa 22 March 1925, son of George and Marjorie Colville; ticket collector and telegraph operator for the Canadian National Railway; joined the Royal Canadian Engineers militia March 1942; Essex Scottish Regiment, CASF 1943; C121889; transferred to The Lorne Scots 6 June 1944; assigned to 5th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots) 17 July 1944; killed 27 August 1944; Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

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• Private James Daniel Connolly; born Niagara Falls 15 December 1909, son of Francis and Norah (O’Leary) Connolly; married Ruth Wainwright at Thorold, 5 December 1931; worked for a company which produced nitrogen gas; enlisted in The Lincoln and Welland Regiment at Niagara Falls 20 November 1940; B41418; transferred to The Lorne Scots 29 June 1942; No. 8 Defence Platoon 8 July-30 December 1942; died of tuberculosis, due to his military service, in the Hamilton Sanitorium, 5 April 1944, aged 33, and is buried in Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls.
• Lieutenant
James McClelland Conover; born 31 December 1920, son of Colonel Reginald Van Every and Mary Luella Conover of 27 Peel Avenue, Brampton; Queen’s University; 2nd Lieutenant 24 August 1939; Lieutenant 26 July 1940; February 1941 1 Canadian Corps Protective Unit; No. 1 Defence Platoon 8 July-4 September 1942; 5th Infantry Brigade Defence Platoon 5 September-17 November 1942; died after a motorcycle accident, 17 November 1942; Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.

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• Lieutenant Charles William Cooper; son of Charles Alfred and Janet Manlin Cooper of Toronto; husband of Helen I. Cooper; Honor Graduate, University of Toronto; Port Credit; B46954; Private No. 6 Defence & Employment Platoon 15 June-15 July 1942; No. 15 Ground Defence Platoon 16 July-31 October 1942; No. 20 Defence Platoon 1 November-31 December 1942; Provisional Second Lieutenant, attached to 2nd/10th Dragoons, 1 November 1942; 1 January 1943 SOS to No 16 Defence Platoon; 1 May 1943 confirmed 2nd Lieutenant; Lieutenant 1 June 1943; posted to No 11 District Depot 16 October 1943; SOS to No A 16 Training Centre 13 January 1944; SOS to No 14 Defence Platoon 27 January 1944; SOS to No A 34 Training Centre 14 March 1944; embarked Canada 14 March 1944; Canloan Officer, CDN/547 attached Durham Light Infantry; died of wounds 12 July 1944, age 28; Hottot-les-Bagues War Cemetery, Calvados.
• Corporal
Walter Frederick Cork; born Brampton 28 November 1914, son of William Daniel and Ellen Elizabeth Cork; husband of Velma Beatrice Cork of Brampton; aircraft worker; B46962; 6 July 1942-19 May 1943 No.7 Defence & Employment Platoon; Corporal, Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment; died of wounds received in action 4 September 1944, age 29; Gradara War Cemetery, Italy.
• Private
Kenneth Albert Coxe; born 1915, son of Mr and Mrs Kenneth Albert Coxe; husband of Theresa Anne Coxe of Oakville; drove a transport truck for the Milton Brick Company; six years in The Halton Rifles and The Lorne Rifles (Scottish); attested 17 July 1940; B119076; Royal Regiment of Canada, died 6 December 1944, age 30; Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands. Canadian Champion, Milton, 28 December 1944.

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• Corporal Wilbert Alexander ‘Pinky’ Coxe; born Milton, second son of Kenneth and Mary B. Coxe, brother of Kenneth Coxe (above); brickmaker; one of Milton’s star junior hockey and baseball players; enlisted with the 48th Highlanders 3 July 1940; B74679; Lance Corporal 11 September 1941; Corporal 9 August 1942; transferred to The Lorne Scots 18 April 1943, serving with the 1st Canadian Division Defence and Employment Platoon. He and Private Barrett were killed 22 July 1943 by aircraft machine gun fire. Age 23. Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily.
• Lieutenant
Cyril William Darling; born Quebec, 30 December 1919, son of William Darling; attended schools in London, Ontario; 20 May 1940 2nd Lieutenant, Provisional Reinforcement, RCR Depot; Lieutenant, RCE 15 June 1940; 1 Canadian Corps Protective Unit in February 1941; Lieutenant, Lorne Scots 9 June 1941; embarked Canada 17 June 1941; Lieutenant Royal Canadian Regiment 1 September 1942; M Force; killed in action by Italian shells at San Leonardo, 9 December 1943; Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, Italy.

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• Corporal James Alfred Denman; born Toronto 17 March 1914, son of James and Ethel Denman of 104 Rogers Road; attendant at the Toronto General Hospital; enlisted with The Toronto Scottish Regiment 8 September 1939; B75763; Lance Corporal 2 August 1943; Corporal 2 December 1943; transferred to The Lorne Scots 20 April 1944 and served with No. 6 Ground Defence Platoon; died 25 June 1944 of heart failute after a ten mile route march; buried Brookfield Military Cemetery, Surrey.
• Lieutenant
Emmett Joseph Dillon; son of John R. and Anne Alice Dillon of Sudbury; B101011; Corporal No. 8 Defence & Employment Platoon 6 August-1 September 1942; Acting Corporal 2-11 September 1942 No. 19 Defence Platoon. Provisional 2nd Lieutenant, General List 12 February 1943; 19 February 1943 Struck Off Strength to A 11 Training Centre; Lieutenant 20 March 1943; embarked Canada 21 July 1943; Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise’s); killed in action 5 August 1944, age 24; Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

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• Lance Corporal Robert James Fahy; born Ontario 18 January 1895; husband of Edna Fahy of Buffalo, New York; B52013; Private, No. 9 Defence Platoon 13 March-3 April 1942; died in Brantford of tuberculosis, due to military service, 14 December 1945; Riverside cemetery, Dunnville.
• Private
Charles Thomas Flegg; born 22 December 1914, son of Robert Nolan Flegg and Eliza Flegg of 62 Elmsley Street, Smiths Falls; fireman/boiler operator for W.H. Code Ltd of Smith’s Falls; enlisted at Renfrew with the Lanark and Renfrew Scottish Regiment 14 April 1942; C79134; transferred to The Lorne Scots 19 June 1943; 22 April 1944 TOS 7th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon; died 15 July 1944, age 29; Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, France.
• Private
Donald R. Gardham; born 27 October 1924, son of Robert and Myrtle Alice Gardham of 5 Summitt Avenue, Galt; he had one brother and four sisters; machinist for Babcock, Wilcox and Company Ltd; enlisted at Toronto 9 September 1943, B116322; 1st Corps Defence Company; died 3 June 1945, age 20; Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands.
• Private
Norman Cranston Gray; born 28 March 1924, son of Herbert M. and Pearl J. Gray of 98 Rosedale Avenue, Oshawa; had two brothers and one sister; truck driver for General Motors; had been a sea cadet for seven years; enlisted 31 March 1942 with The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada; B110308; transferred to The Irish Regiment of Canada 28 July 1942, to The Carleton and York Regiment 19 February 1943, and to The Lorne Scots 28 July 1944; 5 January-24 July 1944, 28 July 1944- 1 Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon, killed by shrapnel 28 August 1944, age 20; Ravenna War Cemetery, Italy.
• Private
William Earl ‘Bill’ Hammond; born 1 February 1920 in Bristol, England, son of Stanley and Violet Louisa Hammond; the family moved to 24 Mechanics Avenue, Toronto; office clerk; served in the militia with The Governor General’s Horse Guards; enlisted at Toronto 13 January 1940; B51560; No. 1 Infantry Base Depot 13 January 1940-11 December 1941; 14 June 1944 granted permission to marry Denise Laslett, but he was killed in a vehicle accident the next day; killed in a vehicle accident at the CIRU in Barnsley, Yorkshire, 15 June 1944, age 24; Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
• Private
Adam Hastings; born Scotland 28 October 1898, son of James and Cathern Hastings, husband of Mary Hastings of Oakville; gardener in 1935, then leather worker; B51661; HQ 1st Canadian Army Defence Company 17 April-8 November 1942; died of cancer 9 January 1943; Wilton cemetery, Carluke, Lanarkshire.
• Private
Ernest Emanuel Himmelman; born Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, 27 March 1921, son of John and Oliva Himmelman of Crousetown, Nova Scotia; F602027; No. 15 Ground Defence Platoon 12 May-20 October 1943; died 20 October 1943 at Prince George Miltary Hospital, from internal injuries following a vehicle accident; St Andrew’s United Church cemetery, Crousetown.
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Edward John Hoy; born Toronto 29 September 1924, son of Edward A. and Eda Grace Hoy of Weston; toolmaker; enlisted 5 January 1943; B137947; served in The Victioria Rifles, until transferring to The Lorne Scots, 17 August 1944; 11th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon; wounded 3 October 1944, and spent time in several hospitals before he died, 20 January 1945; Caserta War Cemetery, Italy.
• Lance Corporal
Thomas F. Jordan; born Toronto, 24 August 1910, son of George and Margaret Jordan; brewer at the Bud Brewery; served in The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada, 1931-1933; enlisted in The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Machine Gun), 2 July 1940; B76854; while stationed in England, he met and married his wife, Alice Eleanor Margaret, of Clerkenwell, London, and they had one son; 4 Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon 4 April 1944-19 February 1945; died of wounds, 19 February 1945, while attached to The Royal Regiment of Canada for training; Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands.
• Private
Frederick Harold Kidd; son of Frederick A. and Rena May Kidd of Inglewood; husband of Hilda (Lorriman) Kidd of Glen Williams; employed at Smith and Stone in Georgetown; enlisted in The Lorne Scots February 1942; B139567; trained at Newmarket and Camp Borden, went to England in September 1942, and served as a dispatch rider [Georgetown Herald, 1 November 1944]; North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, died 6 October 1944, age 25; Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Maldegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

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• Private Gerald Malcolm Kimmerly; born Belleville, 10 September 1923, son of Arthur and Bertha Kimmerly of Oshawa; truck driver for General Motors; enlisted in Toronto, 2 December 1942; B137006; 2nd Defence and Employment Platoon; killed by enemy bombing 25 July 1944, age 19; Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados.
• Private
George Stanley Latimer, son of Donald and Tryphosa Latimer of Georgetown; enlisted with The Lorne Scots August 1943; B46828; trained in Georgetown, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Brantford and Nanaimo; No. 6 Defence & Employment Platoon 14 May-15 July 1942; No. 13 Defence Platoon 16 July 1942-15 May 1943; went overseas April 1943; in England he transferred to the Irish Regiment of Canada; went to Italy October 1944; killed by enemy small arms fire while waiting with his company to attack an enemy position, 20 December 1944, age 18; Villanova Canadian War Cemetery, Italy. His father, the chief of the Georgetown Fire Brigade, had served three years during the first world war. Georgetown Herald, 3, 24 January 1945; Canadian Champion, 11 January, 1 February 1945.
• Private Stephen Lazaroff; born Toronto, son of Mr and Mrs Sotir Lazaroff of Toronto; enlisted in The Lorne Scots when he was 17; B51770; No.4 Defence Platoon 8 November 1941-6 June 1942, 8 July 1942-17 March 1943; was on the Dieppe raid; Saskatoon Light Infantry; Princess Louise Fusiliers; Lanark & Renfrew Scottish Regiment; killed in action 14 December 1944; Villanova Canadian War Cemetery, Italy. Toronto Star, 4 January 1945,

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• Corporal George Martin Lempereur; son of Marie Ann Lempereur of Prince Albert Saskatchewan; L86847. 6 Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots); died 18 October 1944, age 21; Bergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.
• ßLieutenant-Colonel
Roy Walter Lent; born Amealiasburg, 4 March 1897; Private, 20th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force; Lieutenant 1917; lawyer, lived with his wife Jess, 41 Mill Street North, Brampton; 15 December 1936 Major, Lorne Scots; No. 1 Infantry Base Depot 1 September 1939-20 April 1942; 20 April 1942 SOS to HQ First Canadian Army; 21 April 1942 to command HQ Details, HQ First Canadian Army; 22 July 1942 employed AG Branch, CMHQ; 22 February 1943 A/Lieutenant Colonel, commanding 1 Cdn NETD; 21 June 1943 Lieutenant Colonel; 31 October 1943 to command 8 Reinft Bn; 2 CBRD. 21 March 1944-10 March 1945 to comd 2 Reinft Bn 1 CBRD; in command of No 2. Bn, CIBD. Italy [The Bullet, 4 November 1944.]; 12 March 1945 employed AG Branch, CMHQ; 23 March 1945 AD Insp (Class 6) AG Branch, CMHQ; 31 July 1945 graded Class 5, Canadian Wives Bureau; 16 January 1946 returned to Canada; 6 February 1946 died Chorley Park Military Hospital; buried Brampton.

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• Private George Litster; born Edinburgh, Scotland, 22 July 1914, son of George and Leonora Litster; had three brothers and one sister; married Kathleen Lois and they lived at RR 6, Brampton; farm labourer; joined The Lorne Scots 19 October 1939; B51609; 21 April 1941 enlisted as Corporal; -6 June 1942, 8 July 1942-18 March 1943, 17 May 1943-27 March 1944 Corporal part of the time, No.3 Defence & Employment Platoon; transferred to The North Nova Scotia Highlanders 11 June 1944; died 12 August 1944, age 30. Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. On the Roll of Honour at Christ Church, Brampton.
• Private
William James Mackie; born Peterhead, Scotland, 1 November 1905, son of Peter and Eliza Mackie; he had four brothers and two sisters; married Mary in Toronto, 7 September 1935, and they lived at 88 Kerr Street, Oakville; their daughter Eileen was born 19 June 1936; gardener; joined The Lorne Scots militia 1938; enlisted 8 September 1939; B51528; No. 1 Infantry Base Depot 8 September 1939; killed 1 October 1940; Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.

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• Private George Herbert Mason; born Toronto 13 September 1923, son of Herbert and Ella Mason, 1026A Bloor Street West; tire splicer at the Goodyear Tire Company; enlisted Toronto 8 December 1942. B137014; 21 April 1944 TOS 8th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon, killed by shell fire 29 July 1944; Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, France.
• ÍLieutenant
Hugh John McCutcheon; born 11 August 1919, son of Walter A. and Harriet M. McCutcheon of Hamilton; office manager; Cadet B46790. 7 November 1942 2nd Lieutenant, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders of Canada; 13 November 1942 SOS to No A 11 TC; 12 December 1942 Lieut. [29 July-29 November 1943 2nd Corps Defence Company]; 1 March 1944 Lieutenant, 2nd Canadian Corps Defence Company; killed 28 February 1945; Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands.

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• Private Douglas Hiram McDowell; born Ontario 12 December 1917, son of Hubert H. and Frances McDowell; shoe worker; B43261; married Norma Mae Johnson in Galt 6 March 1941; 5th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon 21 April-15 July 1944; attached HQ 5th Canadian Infantry Brigade; killed in action 25 August 1944, age 26. Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
• Private
Joseph Albert McGovern; born Athlone, Ontario, 11 August 1909, son of Joseph and Bernadette McGovern; enlisted 1 December 1941; B52350; transferred to The Lorne Scots, 5 April 1942; served with No. 2 D.D. (Active Force), Lorne Scots Regiment “I” Wing; accidentally shot on exercise 9 October 1942; Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
• Private
Charles McLellan; born Aberfield, Saskatchewan, son of Cyrus Herman and Grace Margaret McLellan; sawmill operator for the B.F. Harris Lumber Company of Crooked River, Saskatchewan; enlisted with The Westminster Regiment in Saskatoon, 12 July 1940; L34007; transferred to The Lorne Scots, 15 June 1941; 3 Defence and Employment Platoon (Lorne Scots); killed while the Defence Platoon was attached to the Queen’s Own Rifles during the attack on Boulougne, 21 September 1944, age 23; Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringhen, Pas de Calais, France.

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• Staff Sergeant Neil Linklater McNabb; born Acton 7 November 1916, son of Neil Livingstone and Julia Maude McNabb; glove finisher; studied astronomy at the University of Toronto, and had spent semesters at Harvard University and the University of Ottawa; studied archaeology while serving in the army, and the National Museum of Canada offerred him the position of Indian Archaelologist upon discharge; The Lorne Rifles 1932-1936; The Lorne Scots 15 December 1926-20 April 1941; enrolled in the CASF 21 April 1941; B51639; Corporal 10 September 1943; Sergeant 15 October 1944; killed when the train he was travelling in left the rails, 30 September 1945; Brookwood Military Cemetery Surrey. Coleman says he was killed when a buzz bomb hit a theatre in England. Death registration mistakenly says he died 7 September.
• Private
Lionel Richard Muddle; born Brighton, England 9 March 1909, son of Samuel A. Muddle; his father sent him to Canada in 1921, when he was 12, to the National Children’s Home in Hamilton, where he hoped to find work; farm and truck driver in the Lowville area; enlisted with Lorne Scots a few days after war delcared; B58194; trained in Camp Borden and Hamilton; embarked June 1941 [Hamilton Spectator, 18 August 1943]; Canadian Labour Corps, Canadian Infantry Brigade Defence and Employment Platoon; drowned when ship was torpedoed on the way to Italy, 5 July 1943; Cassino Memorial, Italy.

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• Lieutenant Angus Murrison; born London, Ontario, 15 November 1917, son of Arthur and Elizabeth Murrison; clerk; B72589; Cadet; 2nd Lieutenant, Lorne Scots 10 October 1942; Struck Off Strength to No A 11 Training Centre 16 October 1942; Lieutenant 14 November 1942; embarked Canada 22 March 1943; 31 October 1943-30 January 1944 A/Captain, specially employed; Lieutenant, Essex Scottish Regiment; killed in action 29 August 1944, age 27; Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, France.
• Private
Eddy Namaypoke; born 22 March 1922; of Manitou; Robinson-Superior treaty; attended St Margaret’s Indian Residential School, Fort Frances; H102315; died 13 December 1944; Rome War Cemetery.
• Lance Corporal
Allan Earl Perryman; born Brougham, Ontario, 10 September 1921, son of Edwin and Bella Perryman; worked on the family farm near Ballinafad; enlisted with The Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.), 13 November 1942; B135836; trained at Orillia and Camp Borden; went overseas June 1943; transferred to The Lorne Scots 20 April 1944; Lance Corporal 5 Canadian Infantry Brigade Defence Platoon; landed in France with the platoon on D-Day, was wounded 25 July but returned to the unit after three days; in early August, when the platoon was reinforcing the Black Watche, he was wounded and taken prisoner with other members of the unit; his wounds were treated in a Geman hospital, but the German surgeon who operated on him informed Corporal Guchardi, another prisoner, that he died of his wounds, 5 August 1944; Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

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• Private Herbert Gordon Reynolds; born Hamilton 13 February 1923, son of Herbert and Catherine Reynolds; truck driver, living in Dundas; served wtih The Lorne Scots militia July 1940-1 February 1941, when he transferred to the 102nd Field Battery, RCA until 16 May 1941, when he enlisted at Hamilton with The Lorne Scots; B51938; 2 Canadian Division Defence and Employment Platoon; 3 March 1944 he was granted permission to marry Agnes Cox, and they were married in Glasgow; killed by enemy bombing, 25 July 1944. Beny-sur-Mer Canadian Military Cemetery, France.
• Corporal
William H. Riddlesworth; born Montreal 29 October 1920, son of William and Marion Riddlesworth, 6541 Cote St Luke Road; factory worker; enlisted in The Royal Victoria Rifles of Canada, 6 September 1940; D82882; one of 23 men from The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa TOS 22 April 1944 to 7th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon; killed by shell fire at Caen 15 July 1944; Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, France.

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• Warrant Officer Class II Carl Edward Sass; born Kitchener 7 November 1905, son of Charles and Caroline Sass; tire band builder, B.F. Goodrich Rubber Co. for thirteen years; married Patricia Sarah Lux in 1928; served in the militia with the Royal Scots Fusiliers; enlisted in the CASF in London 15 August 1940; A31336; RQMS 1st Corps Defence Company; died in a vehicle accident 8 July 1945; Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands.
• Private
William Owen Seldon; born 2 January 1917 in Caledonia, Queen's Co., Nova Scotia, son of Roland Chivers and Effie Seldon; drove trucks for various mining companies; enlisted at Halifax, 5 November 1942; F3981; evacuated to 11 ADMS; 5th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon 19-23 August 1944, 29 November-13 December 1944; TOS 4th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon 19 January 1945; killed 19 February 1945, while attached to Essex Scottish; Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands.
• Private
Grant Elmer Simpson; born 5 November 1921, son of Mr and Mrs G.W. (Bert) Simpson, RR4, Hamilton; loom mechanic; enlisted as a Lorne Scot 4 July 1940; B52119; went overseas July 1941; No. 8 Defence Platoon; died of wounds 16 August 1944. Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Essex Scottish in Book of Remembrance.
• Private Harold Leslie Simpson; son of George T. and Minnie S. Simpson of Acton; B46817; No. 6 Defence & Employment Platoon 7 April-15 July 1942; No. 13 Defence Platoon 16 July 1942-15 May 1943; Royal Regiment of Canada, died 16 July 1944, age 21. Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados. Georgetown Herald, 2 August 1944.
• Private John Carl Snell; son of Mr and Mrs Elias Snell of Brampton; B46965; No.7 Defence & Employment Platoon 6 July 1942-19 May 1943; Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's); died 27 August 1944, age 25; Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
• Lieutenant George Burt Sovereign; born 27 September 1917, son of David Freeman and Annie Bethia Sovereign; husband of Helen Margaret Sovereign, of Aldershot; B139980; 17 April 1943 Provisional 2nd Lieutenant, Lorne Scots. 23 April 1943; SOS to No A 11 TC; Lieutenant 23 May 1943; embarked Canada 16 February 1944; Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders; killed 3 October 1944, age 26; Bergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, Belgium.

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• Sergeant George Spencer; born Brighton, England, 12 January 1904, son of George and Olive Spencer; electrician, and lived with his wife Eliza at R.R. 2, Indian Grove, Port Credit; enlisted 21 April 1941; B51623; sergeant 1 August 1941; No.3 Defence & Employment Platoon; died 9 February 1942; Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
• Lieutenant
John Donald Leslie Stewart; born 2 December 1922, son of Major Norman L. Stewart, ED and Dorothy E. Stewart of 11 Peel Avenue, Brampton; riveter for the National Steel Company, Malton, and a member of Aeronautical Union #717; joined The Lorne Scots 7 May 1937, HQ Company; Cadet B52483; OTC 30th Quota; 2nd Lieutenant 7 November 1942. SOS to No A 11 Training Centre 13 November 1942; Lieutenant 12 December 1942; embarked Canada 28 March 1943; Taken On Strength 3rd Defence and Employment Platoon, (Lorne Scots) 8 October 1943; killed while the Defence Platoon was attached to the Queen’s Own Rifles during the attack on Boulougne, 17 September 1944; Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringhen, Pas de Calais, France; Mentioned in Despatches, RO 6431, 8 March 1946.

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• Private Clare Donald Surerus; born Zurich, Ontario, 6 March 1916, son of Oliver and Barbara Surerus; lived in Waubamick; enlisted at Parry Sound 9 October 1941; B52268; joined the Lorne Scots 7 July 1942; HQ 1st Canadian Army Defence Company 7 July-18 October 1942, 9-18 April 1943, 17 May 1943-28 February 1944; Taken On Strength No.3 Defence & Employment Platoon 24 March 1944; killed while the Defence Platoon was attached to the Queen’s Own Rifles during the attack on Boulougne, 17 September 1944; Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringhen, Pas de Calais, France.
• Private
Norman Templeton; born Toronto 27 October 1920, son of Florence Templeton; worked at Aikenhead Hardware; served wtih The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada from 1939, joining the CASF in that unit, 10 June 1940; B63584; transferred to The Lorne Scots, serving with 1 Canadian Corps Defence Company April 1943; died 13 March 1944; Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, Italy.
• Sergeant
Bernard Bates Thompson; born 1922, son of Walter and Gertrude Bates Thompson of 19 Church Street, Brampton; he had three sisters and three brothers, one of whom, Harold, was also killed on active service; tire builder at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in Toronto; enlisted with The Lorne Scots, 31 October 1939; B132126, attested 31 October 1939; SOS 25 July 1940; joined the CASF 27 August 1942; posted to The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment 11 December 1942; promoted Sergeant 22 December 1942; died 18 July 1943, age 21.
• Corporal
Harold Truman Thompson; born Brampton, 10 June 1919, son of Walter and Gertrude Bates Thompson; florist with Walter Calvert Florists of Main Street, Brampton; B46837; attested 1 November 1939; SOS 25 July 1940; No. 6 Defence & Employment Platoon 14 April-1 August 1942; Acting Corporal No. 17 Platoon 2 August 1942-5 June 1943; 6 Augut 1943 joined The Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders; 2 September 1944 promoted Corporal. Died 17 September 1944. Age 25. Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringhen. His brother, Bernard Bates Thompson, also died on service.
• Lieutenant
Charles William Tompkins; born 2 February 1919, son of Ivan Newton and Ursula Tompkins of Port Credit; student; B51831; embarked Canada 17 June 1941; Acting Sergeant HQ 1st Canadian Army Defence Company 14 February-21 March 1943, returned to Canada 12 May 1943; Provisional 2nd Lieutenant 14 August 1943; No. 01 Officers Training Centre, Canadian Infantry Corps, 20 August 1943; Struck Off Strength to No. A. 11 Training Centre; Lieutenant 18 September 1943; embarked Canada 11 June 1944; transferred to the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment; killed in action 17 April 1945; Holten Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands.
• Private Thomas Frank Samuel Turtle; born 30 December 1918, son of Arthur Edward and Charlotte Louise Turtle of 206 Silverthorne Avenue; worked for the Dominion Bridge Company; enlisted with The Royal Regiment of Canada, 22 December 1941; B68367; transferred to The Lorne Scots 4 April 1942; 1 Canadian Corps Defence Company; reported missing; died of wounds, 14 January 1945; Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy.
• Private
Rolland Michael Walsh; born Douro Township, 2 April 1921, son of Michael and Bridget Walsh of Indian River; lathe operator for the De La Val Company of Peterborough, which manufactured dairy equipment; enlisted with The Lanark and Renfrew Regiment 11 June 1942; C79389; transferred to The Lorne Scots 17 July 1943; began serving with the 8th Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon21 April 1944; died 26 July 1944; Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, France.
• Private
Frank Lloyd Wayner; born Toronto 10 July 1910, son of James and Emma Wayner; worked on the farm of William Bradley, R.R. 3, Landsdowne; enlisted 2 September 1941; B52219; married his his wife Emma Lena 4 October 1941; No.4 Defence & Employment Platoon 6 October 1941-12 March 1942; died in a vehicle accident, 2 March 1943; Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
• Private Raymond Wilbert White; born Carleton Place, son of Wilbert Lloyd White and Hannah White; spinner at the Bates and Innis Wool Mill, Carleton Place; enlisted with The Midland Regiment at Ottawa, 17 March 1943; C103111; Essex Scottish Regiment; 4 Infantry Brigade Ground Defence Platoon (Lorne Scots), 17 July-7 August 1944; killed 28 August 1944, aged 19, Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
• Sergeant
William Marshall Wilson; born Nassagaweya 19 March 1916, son of William J. and Alice Rhoda Wilson; quarry master at the Cooksville Brick Company site in Milton; joined The Lorne Scots militia 16 June 1939; B74778; transferred to the CASF 1 July 1940; at Camp Borden he trained as a motorcyclist, and was transferred to No. 48 Provost Company; 1 October 1941 promoted Corporal; 1 January 1943 Sergeant; 14 Provost Coy, Canadian Provost Corps; died 5 [or 3?] August 1945, age 29; Brookwood Military Cemetery.
• Private
William David Albert Winslow; B46941; joined 22 May 1942; served with The Lorne Scots at Niagara-on-the-Lake and Terrace, BC before going overseas in 1943; married just before sailing. No. 6 Defence & Employment Platoon 22 May-15 July 1942; Sergeant No. 15 Ground Defence Platoon 16-31 July 1942; No. 14 Ground Defence Platoon 1 August 1942-14 May 1943; transferred April 1944 to The Irish Regiment of Canada, giving up his stripes so that he could get into the fighting in Italy; killed 31 August 1944; Montecchio War Cemetery.

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• Private Robert James Wylie; born 27 November 1923 in County Antrim, son of William and Mary Wylie; the family moved to Georgetownin 1928, and he worked in a local woollen mill; enlisted with The Lorne Scots, 29 April 1941; B51853; 1 CGHU [Georgetown Herald, 4 February 1942]; 1st Defence and Employment Platoon; killed 5 July 1943, when the ship on which he was travelling to Sicily was torpeded; Cassino Memorial, Italy. His brother William died in Italy in 1944, serving with the Royal Canadian Engineers.
• Private
William McLaren Younger; son of Colin McDonald and Jean Nixon Younger of Clarkson; B46815; 7 March-15 July 1942 No. 6 Defence & Employment Platoon; 16 July 1942-11 April 1944 No. 14 Ground Defence Platoon; 12 April-26 July 1944 No. 13 Defence Platoon; Essex Scottish Regiment, died 16 August 1944. Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery.

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