Valmar was born on November 3 1922 (but real 1924) in Ashmont Alberta as the son of Charles Burdette Wales and Winnifred Pearl Wales, of Enderby, British Columbia. His parents were married on April 2 1921 in Strome Alberta. His brothers were: Warren Murray, Ray Leonard, Norman Burdette and Donald Dalton Wales. And his sisters were: Jacqueline, Maidie Marguerite, Joy Lillian, Julu Maude Yvonne and Ruth Alga Wales.
His profession was a farmer and he was member of the Church of England.
He enlisted on August 21 1941 (16) in Vancouver and he went overseas to the UK on February 13 1943 and he landed at D-Day on June 6 1944 in Normandy.
Valmar was killed in action thereafter on Saturday June 10 age 19 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: SLEEP, SON, YOU HAVE EARNED YOUR REST. EVER REMEMBERED BY ALL
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.