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Barclay_Lieutenant William N .jpg
Lieutenant, died 6 October 1944
On 6 October 1944, Lieutenant William Noel Barclay, 25, of the Royal Montreal Regiment (First Canadian Army H.Q. Defence Battalion) was killed during the fighting for the Leopold Canal in Belgium. The RMR's War Diary…

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Lieutenant, died 25 September 1944
Another Loyola man to die was a Canloan officer. CDN126 Lieutenant Gordon Edward Beaton, 20, was killed while serving with the 2nd Battalion, The Gordon Highlanders of the British Army on 25 September 1944. He is…

Muir_WO Henry James '45.jpg
Flying Officer (Pilot), died 17 September 1944
On 17 September 1944, J19492 Flying Officer (Pilot) Henry James Muir, 22, was declared missing, presumed dead following Air Operations. He had been serving with 65 Squadron RAF. Eventually, he and his…

Conroy_L Cpl John '37.jpg
Lance-Corporal, died 13 September 1944
Following fierce fighting in which the Black Watch and Le Régiment de Maisonneuve overcame German positions in Bourbourgville, which lasted until 8 September, orders were given to invest the fortress at…

Rinahan_PO James Malloy '37.jpg
Flying Officer (Navigator), died 23 August 1944
On 23 August 1944, J40201 Flying Officer (Navigator) James Molloy Rinahan, 28, was killed during a night flying exercise aboard a Wellington bomber belonging to Number 24 Operational Training Unit. He…

Pilot Officer (Air Gunner), died 4 September 1944
On 4 September 1944 a letter from Ottawa signed by the RCAF Casualty Officer addressed to Mrs. L. S. Tobin provided her with some details of the disappearance of her son during flying operations. It…

Sergeant, died 28 July 1944
Between the 25th and 28th of July 1944, the Black Watch of Montreal suffered some of the heaviest losses inflicted on any unit of the Canadian Army except for the raid on Dieppe. Verrieres Ridge had been a slaughter for…

O'Brien_Sgt John J '33.jpg
Sergeant, died 27 July 1944
On 27 July 1944, R94274 Sergeant John Joseph Kenneth O'Brien, 32 of the RCAF who had been returned to Canada from England due to illness, passed away in a Montreal Military Hospital. He is interred at GF2931-1944-AC of…

Warren_AC2 John '42 RCAF.jpg
Flying Officer (Air Bomber) died 25-26 July 1944
On the night of 25/26 July 1944, Lancaster bomber ND903 of 103 Squadron RAF crashed at La Maisonneuve, France following a raid on Stuttgart, Germany. Among the crew, who were all killed, was J26703…

Wadey_L Cpl John Arnold.jpg
Lance-Corporal, died 13 July 1944
A period of relative quiet occurred in Normandy between the 11th and 14th of July 1944 when weather conditions had deteriorated to the point where only skirmishes took place. However, on the eve of Operation…
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