Name:Hector McNeilRank:GunnerService No.: M/3141Service: 71st Battery, 8th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian ArtilleryDate of Birth:February 17, 1906Place of Birth:Glace Bay, NS Date of Enlistment:September 12, 1939Place of Enlistment:Calgary AlbertaAddress at Enlistment:Calgary AlbertaAge at Enlistment: 33Trade:Miner Marital Status:Single (at enlistment)Religion: Roman CatholicNext of Kin:James McNeil (Father) Glace Bay, NS (at enlistment)Date of Death:February 4, 1944Age at Death:38Cemetery: Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, ItalyPlot: VII. H. 5Commemorated on page 391 of the Second World War RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 23Hector was the son of James and Mary McNeil of Glace Bay, NS. He married Margaret Ann Lines on April 15, 1942 in London, at Corpus Christi church, Westminster, London, England. He was the father of Barbara Ann McNeil, born January 14, 1943 and a second child born after his death. While serving in Italy, Gunner McNeil was killed by a bullet accidentally fired from a pistol by a fellow Gunner.