James was born on January 15, 1916 in Kamloops, British Columbia as the son of Stanley James and Alma Eileen Harling of Kamloops. He was a reporter and he was member of the Church of England. He spoke French. He enlisted on August 19 1940 in Kamloops and he went overseas to the UK on October…

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Ewalt was born on April 27 1917 in Symara Siberia Russia as the son of Gottlieb (deceased in 1939) and Anna Rosella Brandt. He was married on November 15 1939 in Stettler Alberta with Herta Mae Brandt, of Vancouver. They had a daughter Connie B. Brandt. His profession was a plasterer and he was member…

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Gordon was born on 15 May 1923 in Cumberland BC, as the son of William S. and Margaret D. Wood, of Cumberland. He volunteered f o r active duty on 14 Feb 42 a t Victoria BC. He did his basic t r a i n i n g a t 110 CABTC Vernon BC…

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Fred was born on 31 Jul 1906 in St Gallen in Switzerland, as the son of Albrecht and Susette Wirth (deceased), of St. Gallen. His fiancee was Alice Lancaster. His brother was Hans Wirth in Switzerland and two other brothers  Albrecht and Ernest Wirth died already earlier in Switzerland. His sisters of Switzerland were Mrs.…

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John was born on April 9 1908 in Nanaimo BC, as the son of Fred and Jean Wilson, of Nanaimo. He was married with Myrtle Edna Wilson, of Nanaimo. He worked as a coalminer there and was member of the United Church. In Jul 1940 he enrolled in the 3rd (Res) Bn of The Canadian…

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Martin (or ‘Van’ as he quickly became called by his colleagues), was born on  July 19 1916 in Appleton, Wisconsin, USA . He was the son of Anthonius F. and Theresa Van Santvoord. He was married with Patricia E. Van Santvoord of Vancouver and their son was Anthony Martin Van Santvoord. It is not known…

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Emile was born on 31 Oct 1920 at Dauphin, Manitoba, as the son of Auguste and Stephney Soens, of Brighouse, British Columbia. He was working as a truck driver in the Kamloops area of BC when he volunteered for active duty and was assigned to 1 C SCOT R in Victoria BC. He served with…

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Henry was born on 19 January 1921 in the farm community of La Jord, Saskatchewan as the son of Karl and Wilhelmina Renner, of White Rock, British Columbia. He worked as a mill hand in Victoria till called up for training and service under the NRMA in April 1942, He volunteered for active duty on…

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Robert was born on 3 Feb 1907 at Cumbermere, Ontario, as son of William John Reid en Christina Ann Reid. He was married with Mary Helen Augustine  Reid and they had a daughter Roselba Mary Read. He worked as a miner before being called up for training and service in July 1942. On 3 Mar…

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James was born on 6 Nov 1923 a t Kamloops BC as the son of Samuel Avoca and Lillian Ann Power., He was c a l l e d up f o r  t r a i n i n g and service in June 1941. He served in the home defence b a t…

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