L/Cpl Frederick Christian Van Idour 4-E-5

Frederick was born on September 8 1908 in Daysland AB as the son of Wilson and Martha Henrietta Van Idour-Block of Kelowna BC. His sisters were: Mrs. Gladys Hopkins, Mrs. Evelyn Bailey, Mrs. Bernice Todd and Mrs. Beatrice Matheson.
He was married on December 19 1929 with Helen Rosa McCall in Oyama BC.
They had two kids: a boy called Arthur Frederick (1930) and one girl Vivien Evelyn (1933).
His profession was a hard rock miner and of belief the United Church of Canada.
He enlisted on June 16 1942 in Vernon BC, disembarked the UK on November 28 1943 and disembarked Belgium on October 17 1944. He was taken on strength to the Canadian Scottish Regiment on November 3 1944.
He was appointed to Lance Corporal on February 16 1945.
Frederick was killed in action on Monday February 19 1945 age 36 in the D Coy near the Moyland Wood (Germany) and temporarily buried near Hessler Field (Calcar, Germany) and reburied in March 1948 in Holten.
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal 1939- 45; CVSM & Clasp.