Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery
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Kenneth Waldon Eagles
Kenneth Waldon Eagles Private F/58184 Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C. June 2, 1925 Wolfville, NS July 13, 1942 February 28, 1944 (Active Service) Halifax (Active Service) Wolfville, NS 18 (Active Service) 5 feet, 10 inches Grey Auburn Single Labourer Church of England James Waldon Eagles (Father) Wolfville, NS March 3, 1945 19 Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands XXI. G. 13. Commemorated on page 511 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 30 Kenneth (Kenny) was the son of James Waldon Eagles and Nellie Gertrude Eagles, of Wolfville, NS. He was the brother of Ernest, Russell, Mona, Frances, and Barbara. He completed grade nine at school in Wolfville at age 16 and worked as a labourer prior to enlistment for active service. He was a Cadet for two years while at school. He spent his spare time at hockey, baseball, fishing and reading. On July 13, 1942 he joined ‘F’ Company, West Nova Scotia Regiment at Wolfville as Non-Permanent active Militia at age 17. During his training between 1942 and 1944 he completed annual training and qualified as a motorcyclist Class III. In February, 1944 he was taken on strength with the active army at Halifax. He trained in Canada in Ontario and departed for the United Kingdom on October 5, 1944 , arriving there on October 11, 1944. He departed the United Kingdom for service in North West Europe on November 3, 1944 and joined the Algonquin Regiment on November 7. He was reported missing, killed in action on March 3, 1945 during the Battle of the Hochwald Forest near Udem, Germany. He was buried in a temporary grave located at Udem, Germany and reburied in the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands.
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Original grave in Udem on the far left.