Bernard MacDonald


Bernard MacDonald


Staff Sergeant, died 16 February 1944
The Casualty Card filled out in the name of D86403 Staff Sergeant Bernard MacDonald reads simply "KIA near Mussolini Canal - near Anzio, Italy." The hour is 1330 and the date is 29 Feb. 44 when the body was tagged. The only other comment is: GSW (Gun Shot Wound) neck." In fact, MacDonald, 28, was killed 13 days earlier while with the 3rd Regiment of the 1st Canadian Special Service Battalion in the bloody fighting for Anzio where he is buried at the Beach Head Cemetery in Plot XVII, Row C, Grave 8.
(Drolet 29)


Drolet, Dr. “Gil”. Loyola, The Wars: In Remembrance of “Men for Others”. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies, Wilfred Laurier University, 1996.




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“Bernard MacDonald,” Loyola Archives, accessed March 18, 2018,

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