THE CANADIAN SCOTTISH REGIMENT
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Albert was born on May 9 1921 in Nanaimo British Columbia as the son of Archibald Warren and Gertrude May Courtney, of Vancouver. His parents were married on November 25 1920 in Nanaimo. His brothers were George Warren and Archibald Stanley Courtney, his sister was Gertrude May Courtney and his uncle was Fred Hunter. His profession was a miner and he was member of the Salvation Army. He enlisted on June 24 1940 in Nanaimo and he went overseas to the UK on September 2 1941 and he went thereafter on Tuesday June 6 1944 to France for the landing on D-Day. Albert was killed in action on Thursday June 8 age 23 in the A Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried in Secqueville en Besser and thereafter reburied on March 8 1945 in Beny S/Mer. At his headstone: NOT JUST TO-DAY BUT EVERY DAY IN SILENCE WE REMEMBER. EVER REMEMBERED BY FAMILY And his medals were:1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp. His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.  
Cpl Arthur John Harrison		 6-C-12

Arthur (Bud) was born on July 20 1921 in Vancouver as the son of Richard William (address unknwn) and Dorothy Lillian Harrison (both English), of New Westminster, British Columbia. His parents were married on February 26 1918 in London England. His brothers were William Frederick and Geoffrey Michael Harrison. And his other brother was Ernest David who died on Saturday January 27, 1945 age 21 during a patrol and he was then missed near the village of Leuth in Holland while serving the Canadian Scottish Regiment too. He is at the Groesbeek Memorial Panel 11.
His sisters were: Mrs. Beatrice May Messinger nee Harrison, Mrs. Lilie Eidet nee Harrison and Kathleen Harrison.
His profession was a sawmill worker and he was member of the Church of England.
He enlisted on June 18 1940 in New Westminster British Columbia and he went overseas to the UK on March 29 1942 and he went thereafter to France for the D-Day landing on June 6 1944.
Arthur was killed in action on Saturday June 10 age 22 in the B Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried there and on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
At his headstone: OUR BELOVED “BUD” ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS TILL WE MEET AGAIN
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.

His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.

Arthur was born on August 31 1921 in Winnipeg as the son of Arthur C. and Beatrice Helen Low (both Scottish), of Calgary. His brothers were William (also in the army) and Allan Roderick Low and his sister was Helen Margarite Low.
He was a farmer and member of the Presbyterian Church.
He enlisted on August 22 1940 in Cranbrook British Columbia and he went on March 29 1942 overseas to the UK and he went thereafter on June 6 1944 to France for the D-Day landing and he was wounded there in action and taken to a hospital in England. He went again to France on September 10.
Arthur was killed in action on Tuesday February 9 1945 age 23 in the B Coy at the Waal flats during the battle of the Rhineland. And he was temporarily buried at the cemetery Jonkerbosch in Nijmegen and he was then on August 8 1945 reburied in Groesbeek.
At his headstone: FAIL HIM NOT. HE DIED THAT OTHERS MIGHT LIVE. GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN

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

 

 

 

Cpl Collins Harrow		7-B-12

Collins was born on March 17 1922 in Aberdeen (Scotland) as the son of Joseph and Mary Harrow nee Smith of Scotland. He was married on November 2 1941 with Joy Vivienne Harrow, of Penticton, British Columbia. His widow remarried after the war with a veteran. His brother was Daniel and sister Helen Bongalis.
His parents immigrated to Canada when he was 4 years old.
He was a section hand somewhere and member of the United Church and his hobbies were hockey and volleyball.
He enlisted on May 29 1941 in Vancouver and he went on June 27 1944 overseas to the UK and he went thereafter on October 15 to NW Europe. He was in Canada selected for a noncommissioned training and did it very well although he was very young. And the recommendation after that was that he could become a good present artillery officer.
Collins was killed in action on Monday October 23 1944 at the age of 22 in the D Coy at the Breskens Pocket and the Scheldt in Holland and he was temporarily buried in Hoofdplaat (Holland) and on June 12 1945 reburied in Adegem.
At his headstone: Sunshine fades, shadows fall But my love will outlast all. Remembered by his loving wife, Mother, father and family
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.

 

Donald was born on March 6 1921 in High River Alberta as the son of John Stephen and Margaret Mitchell (deceased in 1939) of Beaverdell British Columbia. His parents were married on November 19 1913 in High River. He was married on February 26 1944 in Levenshulme, Manchester England with Iris Mitchell nee Appleton, of this place. His brothers were John Fowler and Allan Wylie Mitchell. His sisters were Mrs. Gladys Anne Hill, Mrs. Elsie May White, Jessie Sara and Shirley Joyce Mitchell. His uncle was C.R. Mitchell.
He was a labourer and member of the Church of England.
He enlisted on July 10 1940 in Vancouver and he went overseas to the UK on June 12 1942 and he went thereafter to France on June 6 1944 in the first assault wave during the D-day landing.
Donald was killed in action on Saturday July 8 age 23 in the C Coy near Cussy and he was temporarily buried there and he was reburied on February 7 1945 in Beny S/Mer.
At his headstone: TREASURED MEMORIES OF MY DARLING HUSBAND DONALD. LOVING WIFE IRIS

And his medals were:1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp

 

Cpl Ernest Francis Casorso		 6-C-9

Ernest was born on October 20 1916 in Calgary as the son of Charles Henry (Italian) and Mary Elizabeth Casorso (Irish), of Kelowna, British Columbia. His parents were married on June 16 1915 in Calgary. The address of his father is unknown. His brothers were: Victor Raymond, Martin, George Henry, Bernard, Francis, Michael and Donald Casorso. And his sisters were : Mary Josephine Davies and Eileen Casorso (RCAF).
His profession was a butcher and he was member of the Roman Catholic Church.
He enlisted on July 10 1940 in Kelowna and he went overseas to the UK on June 12 1942 and thereafter to France for the D-Day landing on June 6 1944.
Ernest was killed in action on Friday June 9 age 27 in the D Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried there and on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
At his headstone: MAY HE REST IN PEACE
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.

His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.

 

Francis was born on November 30 1907 in Harrington England as the son of William (deceased) and Rachel Townsley of Workington England. He was married on May 26 1930 in Fernie British Columbia with Mary Townsley, of Coal Creek. British Columbia. They had two sons William Edward and Robert Harold and one daughter Ruth Adelaide Townsley. Mary remarried after the war as Mrs. Sorkie. His brothers were Robert, Charles and John Townsley and his sisters were Elizabeth and Rachel Townsley and another sister was Mrs. Robert Blair of Workington England.
He was a miner and member of the Church of England.
He enlisted on July 7 1940 in Courtenay British Columbia and he went overseas to the UK on September 2 1941 and he went thereafter on June 6 1944 to France for the D-Day landing.
Francis died of wounds a day later on Wednesday June 7 age 36 and he was temporarily buried in Graye S/Mer and on December 12 1944 reburied in Beny S/Mer.
At his headstone: LOVED, REMEMBERED LONGED FOR ALWAYS BY HIS WIFE AND FAMILY
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.

 

Cpl Frank Arthur Cherry					1-B-6

Frank was born on April 28 April 1921 in Prince Albert Sask. as the son of Herbert Frank and Winnifred Annie Cherry-Potter, of Victoria, British Columbia. His parents were married in July 1918 in Southend-on-Sea in England.
His three brothers Robert Frank, Gerald Ernest, Grant Herbert Cherry were already overseas too in the Canadian Army and the fourth one Kenneth Donald Cherry was at home in  the Canadian Army too. His two sisters were: Thelma Peggy and Phyllis Jane Cherry.

His profession was a mill-hand and member of the United Church.
He enlisted in July 1940 in Penticton BC and he went overseas tot the UK on September 2 1941 and was taken on strength to the 1 Bn Canadian Scottish Regiment of Victoria BC. He was involved afterwards with the D-Day landing on  June 6 1944 . He was wounded on October 6 1944 and was promoted to Corporal on October 10 1944.

Frank was killed in action on Tuesday April 10 1945 age 23 during the battle of Deventer near a villa  in Schalkhaar. He was temporarily buried in the village of Oxe near Deventer and reburied on December 17 1945  in Holten.
At his headstone: Five brothers in arms Four survive, Life’s work well done, Now comes rest

Military Medal citation (July 9 1944 ):
‘On the night of 8/9 July 1944 in the attack on Cussy (France), Lance-Corporal Cherry’s Section Commander was wounded, after the first row of defenses on the objective had been taken. Lance-Corporal Cherry carried his Section Commander to a place of safety under heavy aimed fire from the enemy, then rallied the section of the Canadian Scottish Regiment quickly and went on to capture the second line of defences. He is an outstanding example to his men, and has won the praise of all around him. His quick thinking and coolness under fire undoubtedly were responsible for the taking out of the enemy defences by his section.’

Cherry Islets of Pitt Island southeast of Prince Rupert BC, have also been named in his honour.
His medals are: The Military Medal (on November 4 1944); The 1939-45 Star; The France Germany Medal; The War Medal; The Defence Medal; The CVSM & Clasp.

Note There is on April 10 2018 a plaque unveiled for him near the villa in Schalkhaar.

 

 

Fred was born on April 10 1910 in Vein Denmark as the son of Mr. Jensen (deceased) and Marie Eliassen (living in Denmark). His cousin Arne Elbak was his next of kin and living in the USA.
He was a farmer and member of the United Church. He spoke Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and German.
He enlisted on July 8 1940 in Penticton British Columbia and he went on September 2 1941 overseas to the UK. And he went thereafter on June 6 1944 to France for the D-Day landing.
Fred was killed in action on Sunday October 15 age 34 near the Leopold Canal and he was temporarily buried in Maldegem and on July 17 1945 reburied in Adegem.
His medals were:  Medal 1939-45; France Germany Medal, Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
He was awarded on October 21 1944 too with the British Empire Medal (BEM) for very bravery service.

 

Cpl George Kawiuk		8-A-11

George was born on May 2 1923 in Red Deer Alberta as the son of Larry Joseph and Lena Kawiuk, of Calgary. His parents were married on August 7 1921 in Shandro Alberta and divorced later. His brother was John and sister Victoria Kawiuk.
He was a store man and member of the Roman Catholic Church. His hobbies were baseball, hockey, Canadian rugby and basketball. He owned an Indian motorcycle which he drove and repaired it regularly.
He enlisted on November 4 1942 in Calgary and he went overseas to the UK on April 4 1943 and he went thereafter on June 6 1944 to France for the D-Day landing.
George was killed in action on Friday October 27 age 21 in the A Coy near the Breskens Pocket and the Scheldt and he was temporarily buried in Hoofdplaat, Holland and on June 12 1945 reburied in Adegem.
At his headstone: IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SON GONE FROM OUR HOME BUT ALWAYS IN OUR THOUGHTS
His medals were:  1939-45 Star ; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp and the MM (The Military Medal in September 1944 for a tank fighting with a Piat near Cussy France).