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Millard Arthur Patterson
Millard Arthur Patterson Private G/2868 North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C. 1939-45 Star France-Germany Star War Medal, 1939-45 CVSM & Clasp July 2, 1925 West Apple River, Cumberland Co., NS February 12, 1944 Fredericton, New Brunswick West Apple River, Cumberland Co., NS 18 5 feet, 9 inches Grey Brown 135 lbs. Woodsman and Farmer Single United Church of Canada Jennie Patterson (Mother) West Apple River, Cumberland Co., NS February 26, 1945 19 Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery IX. D. 13. Commemorated on page 553 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 20 Private Patterson was the son of Freeman Herbert and Jennie May Patterson of West Apple River and brother of Leslie Amos, Emerson Edward, Malcolm Allison, Freeman Ashley, Elizabeth Emma, Mystle Louise, Gertrude Alice, and Christina May. He attended the West Apple School in Cumberland Co., NS. He started school at the age of seven and finished at 17, completing grade 9. He worked for one year as a Woodsman, three months on farm work doing general labour on a dairy farm and six months doing odd jobs loading lumber on boats and road work. Taken on strength March 30, 1944, he completed three weeks of Basic Training at #70 Canadian Infantry Basic Training Camp (CIBTC). While there, he was admitted to the Fredericton military hospital on April 21 for nineteen days with mumps, and discharged from hospital on May 9, 1944. He was struck off strength from the Canadian Army, Canada, and on October 4, 1944, and was taken on strength with the Canadian Army, Overseas, on October 5, 1944 embarking Canada at Halifax and disembarking in England on October12, 1944; reporting for duty the next day October 13, 1944. He embarked November 9, 1944, from England, disembarking in North West Europe November 10, 1944 Serving in the Battle of the Rhineland, his death occurred during Operation Blockbuster which took place from February 22 to March 10, 1945. Private Patterson was killed in action February 26, 1945.