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Hector McNeil
Name: Hector McNeil Rank: Gunner Service No.: M/3141 Service:  71st Battery, 8th Field Regiment,    Royal Canadian Artillery     Date of Birth: February 17, 1906 Place of Birth: Glace Bay, NS Date of Enlistment: September 12, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Calgary Alberta Address at Enlistment: Calgary Alberta Age at Enlistment:  33 Trade: Miner Marital Status: Single (at enlistment) Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: James McNeil (Father) Glace Bay, NS (at enlistment)   Date of Death: February 4, 1944 Age at Death: 38 Cemetery: Moro River Canadian War Cemetery, Italy Plot: VII. H. 5 Commemorated on page 391 of the Second World War Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 23 Hector 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.    
  Wedding Photo: April 15, 1942