Moro River Canadian War Cemetery
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George Harper Eldridge
George Harper Eldridge Corporal F/78033 Loyal Edmonton Regiment, R.C.I.C. November 21, 1917 Sandy Cove, Digby Co., NS April 11, 1941 Halifax, NS Sandy Cove, Digby Co., NS 23 5 Feet, 7½ inches Medium Blue Light Brown Labourer Single United Church of Canada George William Eldridge (Father) Sandy Cove, Digby Co., NS April 15, 1944 26 Moro River Canadian War Cemetery I. G. 8. Commemorated on page 299 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 26 George Harper Eldridge was the son of George William and Bertha Blanche Eldridge, of Sandy Cove, Digby Co., NS. He completed basic training at #60 CABTC Yarmouth, NS. He departed Canada for overseas on October 27, 1942 at Halifax and disembarked in Liverpool on November 4, 1942. He served in England until October 24, 1943 and served in Italy until his death. Corporal Eldridge died on April 15, 1944 of multiple wounds the result of a land mine received in action on April 14, 1944. He was initially buried in the Vasto Military Cemetery, Vasto, Italy and reburied in 1946 in the Moro River Canadian War Cemetery.