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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties David Conter
David Conter Name: David Conter Rank: Flight Sergeant Service No: R/76122 Service: 102 Squadron Royal Canadian Air Force Date of Birth: August 12, 1914 Place of Birth: New Wateford, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: October 24, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address At Enlistment: New Waterford, NS Age at Enlistment: 26 Marital Status: Single Trade: Mining Engineer Religion: Hebrew Next of Kin: Harry Conter [Father] New Waterford, NS Date of Death: June 17, 1942 Memorial: Runneymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom Panel 102 Commemorated on Page 66 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 14. Flight Sergeant David Conter was the son of Harry and Rose Conter of New Waterford , Nova Scotia. He attended Sydney Academy between 1929 and 1938, Mount Allison University between 1932 and 1936 where he studied Pre-Engineering, and the Nova Scotia Technical College between 1936 and 1939 where he studied to become an engineer. Following his education, and prior to his enlistment, he was employed as an Engineer with Perron Gold Mines in Perron, Quebec. Having completed his initial training in Canada, he went overseas in June of 1941 and joined Squadron 102, transferring from 19 OTU, on October 8, 1941. On the night of June 16, 1942 David Conter was the observer on a flight detailed to carry out air operations over Essen, Germany. The aircraft failed to return to base and all members of the crew were lost. Sources and Information: Canadian Virtual War Memorial