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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
Keith Vernon Chetwynd Rank: Private Service No: F/64709 Service: West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: May 10, 1920 Place of Birth: Baccaro, Shelburne Co., NS Date of Enlistment: April 2, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address At Enlistment: Baccaro, Shelburne Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 21 Trade: Fisherman Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Robert Chetwynd (Father) East Baccaro, Shelburne Co., NS Private Keith Vernon Chetwynd , one of five children, was the son of Son of Robert and Marion Chetwynd, of East Baccaro, Shelburne Co., NS. He completed basic training at Yarmouth and advanced training at Aldershot and taken on strength with the West Nova Scotia Regiment on July 19, 1942. He sailed for England on July 20, 1942 and arrived in the United Kingdom on July 2, 1942. On June 15, 1943 the Regiment sailed for Italy and arrived there on July 29, 1943. He was killed in action at Ortona. Date of Death: December 13, 1943 Age At Death: 24 Cemetery: Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, Ortona, Italy Grave Reference: V. A. 10. Commemorated on Page 145 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 27 Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Photo: Operation: Picture Me