Name:Rank:Service No: Service: Date of Birth:Place of Birth:Date of Enlistment:Place of Enlistment:Age at Enlistment:Height:Complexion:Eye Colour: Hair Colour:Marital Status:Trade:Religion:Next of Kin:Date of Death: Age at Death:Cemetery: Reference:
Walter St. Clair Zwicker TrooperF/51693South Alberta Regiment, R.C.A.C.29th Armd. Reconnaissance Regt.August 16, 1920Seabright, Halifax Co., NSDecember 29, 1942Halifax, NS225 feet, 4 inchesFairBlueBrownMarriedLabourerChurch of EnglandFlorence Dorthy Zwicker (Wife) Glen Margaret, Halifax Co., NSApril 6, 194423Brookwood Military CemeteryPlot 48. Row E. Grave 7. Commemorated on page 486 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on October 16Walter was the son of Lindsay and Olive Zwicker and the husband of Florence Dorothy Zwicker, of Glen Margaret, Halifax Co., Nova Scotia. He was the father of Patrick Harry Zwicker and Elizabeth S. Ann Zwicker. Prior to his enlistment, he was employed at the Halifax Shipyards Ltd. (ship repair and construction).Having trained in Canada Trooper Zwicker arrived in the United Kingdom on September 19, 1943 and was taken on strength with the 29th Armd. Reconnaissance Regiment.At 8:00 am on the morning of April 4, 1944, Trooper Zwicker died as a result of injuries sustained in an accident when he lost control of the jeep he was driving due to slippery condition of the road. His vehicle crossed the roadway and made a head on collision with a lorry at Duddeswell. He was admitted to the Victoria Hospital at East Grinstead where he died at 2:30 pm on April 6, 1944.He was buried on April 14, 1944 in the Brookwood Cemetery, 30 miles from London in Surrey, UK.