Denis was born on January  30  1921 in Chreston BC as the son of George and Doris Huscroft. He was married with Grace Anne Huscroft.

In 1942 he was called up under the NRMA terms and served 26 months in the RCA at various locations. On 26 Jun 44 at Prince Rupert BC he volunteered for active duty and on 16 Sep 44 proceeded to1st Training Brigade at Debert NS. On 10 Jan 45 he arrived in UK and was sent on to NW Europe on 17 Feb 45. He joined 1 C SCOT R in ‘A’ Coy on 25 Feb 45, and saw action in the Rhineland  at Emmerich and the beginning of April near  Deventer.

Denis was killed in action on Monday April 23 1945 age 24 during the last day of fighting for the liberation of Wagenborgen. He was temporarily buried in Siddeburen and on February 15 1946 reburied in Holten.

At his headstone: ”THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD; I SHALL NOT WANT.” TILL WE MEET AGAIN

His medals were:1939-45 Star, France Germany Star, War Medal 1945; CVSM & Clasp.

His name is at the monument in Wagenborgen.